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Medical Dictionary S – (Sq – St )

Medical Dictionary S - (Sq – St )
Starch – /stɑːtʃ/ – noun
an odourless, tasteless white substance occurring widely in plant tissue and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes. It is a polysaccharide which functions as a carbohydrate store and is an important constituent of the human diet.
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St John’s Wortnoun – (unpunctuated: St Johns wort; noun: St John’s wort; plural noun: St John’s worts).
A herbaceous plant or shrub with distinctive yellow five-petalled flowers and paired oval leaves.
Origin – so named because some species come into flower near the feast day of St John the Baptist (24 June).
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