podophyllin

noun
podo·phyl·lin | \ ˌpä-də-ˈfi-lən \

Definition of podophyllin 

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

First Known Use of podophyllin

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for podophyllin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Podophyllum

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podophyllin

noun
podo·phyl·lin | \ ˌpäd-ə-ˈfil-ən \

Medical Definition of podophyllin 

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

called also podophyllum resin

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