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.
Also called podophyllin resin.Related formspod·o·phyl·lic, adjective
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Where the disease comes on soon after child-birth, Podophyllin is the Specific.
Those to be preferred are aloes, colocynth,50 and podophyllin.
There is no knowing what a course of podophyllin and ginger might not do.
Good results are obtained from a combination of podophyllin with extracts of physostigma, nux vomica, and belladonna.
Sometimes the resin or extract of podophyllin is added to the compound jalap powder to increase its activity.
British Dictionary definitions for podophyllin
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
Word Origin for podophyllin
C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf
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A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the May apple and used in medicine as a cathartic and caustic.
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