chrysarobin

noun
chrys·​a·​ro·​bin | \ˌkri-sə-ˈrō-bən \

Definition of chrysarobin 

: a powder derived from the wood of a tropical tree used to treat skin diseases

First Known Use of chrysarobin

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrysarobin

chrys- + araroba, powder found in the wood of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) + -in entry 1

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The first known use of chrysarobin was in 1887

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chrysarobin

noun
chrys·​a·​ro·​bin | \ˌkris-ə-ˈrō-bən \

Medical Definition of chrysarobin 

: a brownish to orange-yellow powder obtained especially from Goa powder and used to treat skin diseases (as psoriasis)

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