emodin

noun
em·​o·​din | \ ˈe-mə-dən How to pronounce emodin (audio) \

Definition of emodin

: an orange crystalline phenolic compound C15H10O5 that is obtained from plants (such as rhubarb and cascara buckthorn) and is used as a laxative

First Known Use of emodin

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emodin

International Scientific Vocabulary emodi- (from New Latin Rheum emodi, species of rhubarb) + -in entry 1

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“Emodin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emodin. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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emodin

noun
em·​o·​din | \ ˈem-ə-dən How to pronounce emodin (audio) \

Medical Definition of emodin

: an orange crystalline phenolic compound C15H10O5 that is obtained from plants (as rhubarb and cascara buckthorn) and is used as a laxative

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