Podophyllin meaning

pŏdə-fĭlĭn
A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.
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A yellow cathartic resin with a bitter taste, obtained from the rhizome of the May apple.
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A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.
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(organic chemistry) A resinous powder obtained by precipitating an alcoholic tincture of the rhizome of Podophyllum by means of water acidified with hydrochloric acid.
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Origin of podophyllin

  • New Latin Podophyllum genus name (Greek pous pod- foot ped- in Indo-European roots) (Greek phullon leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Podophyllum +"Ž -in

    From Wiktionary