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[he-leb-uh-rin, hel-uh-bawr-in, -bohr-] /hɛˈlɛb ə rɪn, ˈhɛl əˌbɔr ɪn, -ˌboʊr-/

a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, C 28 H 36 O 6 , obtained from the rhizome and root of certain , and used in medicine chiefly as a purgative.


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