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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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(ˌkrɪs əˈroʊ bɪn)

a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder and used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
[1885–90; chrys- + (ar) arob (a) + -in1]
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Noun1.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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In this model of skin carcinogenesis, Stat3 is activated very early in the epidermis following treatment with different classes of tumor promoters, including TPA, okadaic acid, and chrysarobin [15].