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chrysarobin

Pronunciation: kris'a-ro'bin

Definition: An extract of Goa powder (q.v.); a complex mixure of reduction products of chrysophanic acid, emodin, and emodin monomethyl ether; used as a topical dermatologic.

[G. chrysos, gold, + Brazil Ind. araroba, bark]

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