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a·re·ca

 (ə-rē′kə, ăr′ĭ-kə)
n.
2. Any of various other palms in the genera Areca and Dypsis.

[Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭekka, areca nut, from Tamil aṭaikkāy.]

areca

(ˈærɪkə; əˈriːkə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts
2. (Botany) any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts
[C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam adekka]

a•re•ca

(əˈri kə, ˈær ɪ-)

n., pl. -cas.
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Areca, as the betel palm.
[1500–10; < New Latin < Malayalam aṭaykka]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.areca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nutsareca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
genus Areca - a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
Areca catechu, betel palm - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
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OSMF was associated with areca nut chewing either in the form of quid (21%) or as gutkha (68%) which is processed areca nut.
Metabolic effects of the consumption of Areca catechu.
Caption: Figure 2 The characteristic stained mouth from chewing on paan (betal leaf, areca nut, commonly combined with tobacco)
Chewing of Betel, Areca and Tobacco: Perceptions and Knowledge Regarding their Role in Head and Neck Cancers in an Urban Squatter Settlement in Pakistan.
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12 -- In Sri Lanka of the cancers prevalent among males, a quarter is oral cancer which is attributable to betel chewing with tobacco leaves and areca nuts, says Dr.
This is prevalent either in the form of brand nuts or in the form of 'Gutkha,' a preparation of tobacco, betel nut, areca, lime and flavouring agents.
Zainab Abdulhussain and Areca finished first and second respectively in the girls' 80m race, followed by Rawan Ahmed in third.
The areca nut (Areca catechu) is considered as the main etiologic factor causing OSMF, it generates free radicals and causes local immunosuppression.
After more than 15 years of the FTA, Sri Lanka's largest export item to India is areca nut.