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[pod-uh-fil-in] /ˌpɒd əˈfɪl ɪn/

a resin, occurring as a light brown to greenish amorphous powder, obtained from , and used in medicine chiefly as a cathartic and, locally, in the treatment of genital warts.
a bitter yellow resin obtained from the dried underground stems of the May apple and mandrake: used to treat warts and formerly as a cathartic

podophyllin pod·o·phyl·lin (pŏd’ə-fĭl’ĭn)
A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the May apple and used in medicine as a cathartic and caustic.


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