aloin(redirected from aloetin)
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A bitter yellow crystalline compound obtained from certain aloes and having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
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(Pharmacology) a bitter crystalline compound derived from various species of aloe: used as a laxative and flavouring agent
[C19: from aloe + -in]
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