Definition of Astragalus in English :

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Astragalus meaning in English

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1. astragalus, genus astragalus

large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae

2. anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus

the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

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noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
anatomy another name for talus1

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nounWord forms: plural asˈtragaˌli (əˈstrægəˌlaɪ ; əstragˈəlīˌ)
Anatomy; Obsolete
the talus, or anklebone, in humans

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n. pl. as·trag·a·li (-lī)
1. The dried root of the East Asian herb Astragalus membranaceus of the pea family, used in herbal medicine. Also called milk vetch.
2. See milk vetch.
3. See talus1.

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