Chrysophanic acid


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(Chem.) a yellow crystalline substance extracted from rhubarb, yellow dock, sienna, chrysarobin, etc., and shown to be a derivative of an anthracene. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases; - called also rhein, rheic acid, rhubarbarin, etc.

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