podophyllin

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noun podo·phyl·lin \ˌpä-də-ˈfi-lən\

Definition of podophyllin

  1. :  a resin obtained from podophyllum and used in medicine as a caustic

Origin and Etymology of podophyllin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Podophyllum


First Known Use: 1851


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podophyllin

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noun podo·phyl·lin \ˌpäd-ə-ˈfil-ən\

Medical Definition of podophyllin

  1. :  a resin obtained from podophyllum and used in medicine as a caustic—called also podophyllum resin


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