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A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot (family Euphorbiaceae), plants of tropic America; an easily digested starch, free of irritant properties.
Synonym(s): cassava starch
tiny starchy balls (pearls) or flakes made from the dried paste of grated cassava root, Janipha manihot. It is used as a thickener in a variety of easily digested food items, particularly cereals, soups, and puddings.
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot; easily digested, free of irritants.