Aloin



an intensely bitter, crystalline, water-soluble powder composed of the active principles of and obtained from , used chiefly as a purgative.
Historical Examples

aloin pills empty the bowel without much attendant irritation.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Doans Dinner Pills contain two drastic purgatives, podophyllin and aloin.
Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why Martha M. Allen

noun
a bitter crystalline compound derived from various species of aloe: used as a laxative and flavouring agent

aloin al·o·in (āl’ō-ĭn)
n.
A bitter, yellow crystalline compound obtained from aloe and used as a laxative.

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