Podophyllin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Podophyllin (Chem) A brown bitter gum extracted from the rootstalk of the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). It is a complex mixture of several substances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n podophyllin A resin obtained from the rootstalk of Podophyllum peltatum. It is used in medicine as a purgative, and seems to have the power of stimulating the secretion of bile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Podophyllin the resin obtained by means of rectified spirit from its root
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Podophyllum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pous, podos, foot, phyllon, leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Take podophyllin and sanguinaria, of each ten grains; leptandrin, twenty grains; white sugar, forty grains.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Doan's Dinner Pills contain two drastic purgatives, podophyllin and aloin.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
There is no knowing what a course of podophyllin and ginger might not do.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 24, 1890" by Various
I do not think I have more than two podophyllin pills left in the box, but to those you are welcome.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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