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flaxseed 
Seed isolated from one of several species of the plant genus Linum. Flaxseed-derived foods, lignans, and essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid, possess anti-inflammatory, lipid-lowering, antioxidant, and antineoplastic properties. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:linseed
lint bells
linum
Linum usitatissimum