[ ver-uh, veer-uh ]
/ ˈvɛr ə, ˈvɪər ə /
any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns.
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Origin of aloe vera
<New Latin: literally, true aloe
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British Dictionary definitions for aloe vera
/ (ˈæləʊ ˈvɪərə) /
a juice obtained from the leaves of a liliaceous plant, Aloe vera, used as an emollient in skin and hair preparations
the juice of this plant, used in skin and hair preparations
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Medical definitions for aloe vera
[ vĕr′ə, vîr′ə ]
A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region.
The mucilaginous juice or gel obtained from the leaves of this plant, used in pharmaceutical preparations for its soothing and healing properties.
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