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emodin

Pronunciation: em'o-din

Definition: A catharitc found in crystalline form in rhubarb, senna, cascara sagrada, and other purgative drugs.

Synonym(s): 1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthroquinone, archin, frangulic acid

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