chrysarobin

chrysarobin

[kris-uh-roh-bin]
noun Pharmacology.
a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder, used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Origin:
1885–90; chrys- + (ar)arob(a) + -in2

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chrysarobin (ˌkrɪsəˈrəʊbɪn)
 
n
a tasteless odourless powder containing anthraquinone derivatives of araroba, formerly used medicinally to treat chronic skin conditions
 
[C20: from chryso- (referring to its golden colour) + araroba + -in]

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