chrysarobin

[kris-uh-roh-bin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder, used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Origin of chrysarobin

First recorded in 1885–90; chrys- + (ar)arob(a) + -in2
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chrysarobin

noun
  1. a tasteless odourless powder containing anthraquinone derivatives of araroba, formerly used medicinally to treat chronic skin conditions

Word Origin for chrysarobin

C20: from chryso- (referring to its golden colour) + araroba + -in
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