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podophyllin

/ˌpɒdəʊˈfɪlɪn/
noun
1.
a bitter yellow resin obtained from the dried underground stems of the May apple and mandrake: used to treat warts and formerly as a cathartic
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf
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