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psyllium, Psyllium
1. An annual plant of the plantain family that is native to Europe and Asia and has dense spikes of small flowers.
2. The seeds of psyllium, used as a mild laxative or as a dietary source of fiber.

Literally "little flea", because the seeds resemble fleas.

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psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid
Mucilloid (moist, soft, and viscid) prepared from psyllium seeds.

It is used as a bulk-type laxative.