podophyllin

noun
podo·​phyl·​lin | \ ˌpä-də-ˈfi-lən How to pronounce podophyllin (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podophyllin. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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podophyllin

noun
podo·​phyl·​lin | \ ˌpäd-ə-ˈfil-ən How to pronounce podophyllin (audio) \

Medical Definition of podophyllin

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

called also podophyllum resin

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