• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parillin (Chem) A glucoside resembling saponin, found in the root of sarsaparilla, smilax, etc., and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; -- called also smilacin sarsaparilla saponin, and sarsaparillin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parillin A 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Shortened fr. sarsaparillin,