Definition of podophyllin in English:

podophyllin

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow, bitter resin with violent purgative properties, obtained from the dried rhizome of the mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum or P. hexandrum, and used externally as a paint to remove warts and verrucas.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Podophyllum + -in.

Pronunciation

podophyllin

/ˌpɒdəˈfɪlɪn/