a yellow cathartic resin with a bitter taste, obtained from the rhizome of the May apple
Origin of podophyllin; from Modern Latin Podophyllum ; from Classical Greek pous (gen. podos), foot + phyllon, leaf + -in
A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.
Origin of podophyllinNew Latin Podophyllum, genus name (Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + Greek phullon, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots) + –in.
Podophyllum +"Ž -in