podophyllin

noun

podo·​phyl·​lin ˌpä-də-ˈfi-lən How to pronounce podophyllin (audio)
: a resin obtained from podophyllum and used in medicine as a caustic

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Podophyllum

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of podophyllin was in 1851

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“Podophyllin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podophyllin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

podophyllin

noun
podo·​phyl·​lin ˌpäd-ə-ˈfil-ən How to pronounce podophyllin (audio)
: a resin obtained from podophyllum and used in medicine as a caustic

called also podophyllum resin

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