aloin

noun

al·​o·​in ˈal-ə-wən How to pronounce aloin (audio)
: a bitter yellow crystalline cathartic obtained from the aloe and containing one or more glycosides (as barbaloin)

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“Aloin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aloin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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