Definition of phytolaccin in US English:

phytolaccin

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkaloid present in the pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, which acts as a strong purgative and emetic.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From phytolacca + -in.

Pronunciation

phytolaccin

/ˌfʌɪtəʊˈlakɪn/