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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The dried root of the East Asian herb Astragalus membranaceus of the pea family, used in herbal medicine.

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  • noun anatomy The talus.
  • noun botany An herb of genus Astragalus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, from Greek astragalos, vertebra; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek ἀστράγαλος.

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