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[ jal-uh-pin, jah-luh- ]
/ ˈdʒæl ə pɪn, ˈdʒɑ lə- /


a resin that is one of the purgative principles of jalap.

Nearby words

jalandhar, jalap, jalapa, jalapeno, jalapeño, jalapin, jalee, jalisco, jalopy, jalor, jalouse

Origin of jalapin

1825–35; < New Latin jalāp(a) jalap + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jalapin

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2|Various
  • Jalapin or scammonin, C34H56O16, occurs in scammony; it hydrolyses to glucose and jalapinolic acid.