emodin

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noun em·o·din \ˈe-mə-dən\

Definition of emodin

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

Origin and Etymology of emodin

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


Medical Dictionary

emodin

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noun em·o·din \ˈem-ə-dən\

Medical Definition of emodin

  1. :  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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