Aloe

Aloe (iː or oʊ), also written Aloë, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or `true aloe`, so called because, though probably extinct in the wild, it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called `aloe vera` for assorted pharmaceutical purposes. Other species, su...
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aloe

(al´o) a succulent plant, of the genus Aloe. the dried juice of leaves of various species of Aloe, used in various dermatologic and cosmetic preparations.
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aloe

[n] - succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers
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Aloe

• (n.) The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. • (n.) The wood of the agalloch. • (n.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and th...
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aloe

<botany> The dried juice from the leaves of plants of the genus Aloe (family Liliaceae), from which are derived aloin, resin, emodin and volatile oils, also used in some laxatives as a purgative, often added to topical cosmetics. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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aloe

noun succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa
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Aloe

Al'oe (ăl'no) noun ; plural Aloes (-ōz). [ Latin aloë , Greek 'alo`h , aloe: confer Old French aloe , French aloès .] 1. plural The wood of the agalloch. [ Obsolete] Wyclif. 2. (Botany) A genus of succ...
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Aloe

A natural plant extract from the Aloe Vera plant which has a variety of skin conditioning effects, including moisturizing; also aids in healing. Commonly used in skin creams, lotions and skin cleansers, as well as hand sanitizers and other skin and hair care products.
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aloe

aloe (ăl'ō) [Gr.], any species of the genus Aloe, succulent perennials of the family Lilaceae (lily family), native chiefly to the warm dry areas of S Africa and also to tropical Africa, but cultivated elsewhere. The juice of aloe leaves contains the purgative aloin. Today the variou...
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Aloe

Aloe is a genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. They are natives of Africa and other hot regions. The leaves are fleshy, thick and spinous at the edges. The flowers have a tubular corolla. Some species are a few centimeters tall, others grow to a height of more than ten metres.
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ALOE

Archaic. AppleTalk Low Overhead Encapsulation. A vendor-developed alternative to AURP, ALOE provides a mechanism to tunnel AppleTalk protocols inside IP packets, typically in WAN links.
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Aloe

genus of shrubby succulent plants in the lily family (Liliaceae), containing about 200 species native to Africa. Most members of the genus have a ... [1 related articles]
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Aloe

Herbal product derived from the aloe plant, it is often added to herbal weight loss products. However, it has not been shown to effectively promote permanent weight loss.
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aloe

One of a group of plants native to southern Africa, with long, fleshy, spiny-edged leaves. The drug usually referred to as `bitter aloes` is a powerful purgative (agent that causes the body to expel impurities) prepared from the juice of the leaves of several of the species. (Genus
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Aloe

This popular group consists of about 300 succulent plants, which are found from Arabia to South Africa. These plants may grow in the form of a small, stemless rosette of fleshy leaves to a huge tree 30 feet in height. These plants have many uses; smaller varieties and hybrids make great container plants, while most are excellent for use as landscap...
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aloe

Type: Term Pronunciation: al′ō Definitions: 1. The dried juice from the leaves of plants of the genus Aloe (family Liliaceae), from which are derived aloin, resin, emodin, and volatile oils. 2. The dried juice from the leaves of Aloe perryi (socotrine aloes), of Aloe barbadensis (Barbados and Cura瀀ao aloes), or of Aloe capensis (C...
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