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jalapin

[jal-uh-pin, jah-luh-]
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noun
  1. a resin that is one of the purgative principles of jalap.
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Origin of jalapin

1825–35; < New Latin jalāp(a) jalap + -in2
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Historical Examples

  • The chief constituents of jalap resin are two glucosides—convolvulin and jalapin—sugar, starch and gum.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2

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  • Jalapin or scammonin, C34H56O16, occurs in scammony; it hydrolyses to glucose and jalapinolic acid.