nParillin(Chem) A glucoside resembling saponin, found in the root of sarsaparilla, smilax, etc., and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; -- called also smilacinsarsaparilla saponin, and sarsaparillin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nparillinA crystalline glucoside, C40H70O18, found in sarsaparilla root, of which it is the active principle. It melts, with decomposition, at 210° C., and yields sugar and parigenin when hydrolyzed with dilute acids. It slows the action of the heart. Also called parillic or parillinic acid, saliseparin, salseparisin.