[ jal-uh-pin, jah-luh- ]
/ ˈdʒæl ə pɪn, ˈdʒɑ lə- /
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a resin that is one of the purgative principles of jalap.
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Example sentences from the Web for jalapin
Jalapin or scammonin, C34H56O16, occurs in scammony; it hydrolyses to glucose and jalapinolic acid.
The chief constituents of jalap resin are two glucosides—convolvulin and jalapin—sugar, starch and gum.