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podophyllin

  
, podophylin resin  
      n   a bitter yellow resin obtained from the dried underground stems of the May apple and mandrake: used as a cathartic and to treat warts  
     (C19: from New Latin Podophyllum genus of herbs including the May apple, from podo-, from Greek pous foot + phullon leaf)  
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