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tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă),
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
[Braz. tipioca]

tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă)
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot; easily digested, free of irritants.
[Braz. tipioca]