podophyllin

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pod·o·phyl·lin

 (pŏd′ə-fĭl′ĭn)
n.
A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.

[New Latin Podophyllum, genus name (Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + Greek phullon, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]

podophyllin

(ˌpɒdəʊˈfɪlɪn) ,

podophylin

or

podophylin resin

n
(Pharmacology) a bitter yellow resin obtained from the dried underground stems of the May apple and mandrake: used to treat warts and formerly as a cathartic
[C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf]

pod•o•phyl•lin

(ˌpɒd əˈfɪl ɪn)

n.
a light brown to greenish dried resin obtained from podophyllum and used in an ointment for the removal of warts.
[1850–55]
pod`o•phyl′lic, adj.
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