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podophyllin

[ pod-uh-fil-in ]

noun

  1. a resin, occurring as a light brown to greenish amorphous powder, obtained from podophyllum, and used in medicine chiefly as a cathartic and, locally, in the treatment of genital warts.


podophyllin

/ ˌpɒdəʊˈfɪlɪn /

noun

  1. a bitter yellow resin obtained from the dried underground stems of the May apple and mandrake: used to treat warts and formerly as a cathartic


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Other Words From

  • podo·phyllic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of podophyllin1

First recorded in 1850–55; podophyll(um) + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of podophyllin1

C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf
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Example Sentences

Where the disease comes on soon after child-birth, Podophyllin is the Specific.

I do not think I have more than two podophyllin pills left in the box, but to those you are welcome.

Take podophyllin and sanguinaria, of each ten grains; leptandrin, twenty grains; white sugar, forty grains.

Take podophyllin, sixty grains; leptandrin and sanguinaria, ipecac and pure cayenne, each thirty grains.

Take macrotin and pulverized gum guaiac, of each one dram; podophyllin, ten grains.

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