emodin

noun em·o·din \ ˈe-mə-dən \

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

Origin and Etymology of emodin

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


Medical Dictionary

emodin

noun em·o·din \ ˈem-ə-dən \

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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