chrysarobin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chrysarobin a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chrysarobin (Chem) A bitter, yellow substance forming the essential constituent of Goa powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid proper; hence formerly called also chrysphanic acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chrysarobin Same as Goa powder (which see, under powder).
    • chrysarobin A supposed chemical principle, the chief constituent and active medicinal principle of Goa powder.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. chryso`s gold + araroba, a foreign name of Goa powder + -in,

Usage

In literature:

If the patches are few and large, chrysarobin rubber-plaster may be used.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
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