jala·​pin ˈjal-ə-pən How to pronounce jalapin (audio) ˈjäl- How to pronounce jalapin (audio)
: a cathartic glucosidic constituent of the resins of scammony and jalap (Exogonium purga)

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“Jalapin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jalapin. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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