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(Pharmacology) a tasteless odourless powder containing anthraquinone derivatives of araroba, formerly used medicinally to treat chronic skin conditions
[C20: from chryso- (referring to its golden colour) + araroba + -in]
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chrys•a•ro•bin(ˌkrɪs əˈroʊ bɪn)
a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder and used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
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|Noun||1.||chrysarobin - a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases|
powder - any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
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