podophyllin resin

podophyllin

[pod-uh-fil-in]
noun
a resin, occurring as a light brown to greenish amorphous powder, obtained from podophyllum, and used in medicine chiefly as a cathartic and, locally, in the treatment of genital warts.
Also called podophyllin resin.


Origin:
1850–55; podophyll(um) + -in2

podophyllic, adjective
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podophyllin or podophylin resin (ˌpɒdəʊˈfɪlɪn)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf]
 
podophylin resin or podophylin resin
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf]

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podophyllin pod·o·phyl·lin (pŏd'ə-fĭl'ĭn)
n.
A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the May apple and used in medicine as a cathartic and caustic.

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