podophyllin(redirected from podophyllum resin)
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A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.
(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)
a light brown to greenish dried resin obtained from podophyllum and used in an ointment for the removal of warts.