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Definition of Turmeric

Turmeric: A spice with anti-inflammatory effects. The active ingredient is curcumin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is a common ingredient in curry powder.

Alternate spellings tumeric. Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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