Definition of hoodia in English:


Syllabification: hood·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝odēə


  • A southern African cactus from which a compound that acts as an appetite suppressant is derived.
    • Genus Hoodia, family Asclepiadaceae; about 20 species
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    • The active ingredient in hoodia is a compound called P57.
    • I no longer take hoodia because I now know how much I should be eating to maintain my weight and no longer eat huge meals.
    • The ideal time to take hoodia is 30-60 minutes before each meal.


from modern Latin Hoodia, from Hood, the name of an English plant grower.

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