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aloe vera (věr'ə, vēr'ə)

  1. A species of aloe (Aloe vera) native to the Mediterranean region.

  2. 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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