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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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Jayasekera, while there are 28 carcinogens in tobacco leaves, areca nuts contain 4 cancer causing toxics.
He had a habit of chewing areca nut and catechu for the last 7 years.
Under the arrangement, Federated's wholly owned subsidiary, Lenexa Services, Inc, is to act as ARECA's reinsurance broker.
The results obtained from the present study indicate that the methanol extract of the leaves and stems of Areca catechu lowered serum glucose levels dose-dependently and significantly when compared to control (group-I) at all the doses examined.
Mannan, "Metabolic effects of the consumption of Areca catechu," Addiction Biology, vol.
Majority of the cases are attributable to separate and combined habits of tobacco use (smoked and chewed), alcohol consumption, betel quid, areca nut and betel quid substitutes.
" At no cost will they break an oath taken with betel leaves and areca nut.
The research team had introduced Thai Traditional Formula medicine (TTFM) in the treatment of helminthes and compared the efficacy and side effects among Mebendazole (500 mg) and Areca catechu Lin.
A "betel nut" refers to the nut of the areca palm, which gives a mild narcotic effect when chewed.
Students were fascinated to know about the three important plants, named as Areca Palm, Mother-in Law's tongue and money plant.
Reactive oxygen species are generated in the oral cavity during chewing areca nut, the major etiological agent in oral submucous fibrosis.