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  1. emodin(Noun)

    A purgative resin, 6-methyl-1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, obtained from some rhubarbs and other plants.

  2. Origin: Rheum emodi, a Himalayan rhubarb, and -in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emodin(noun)

    an orange-red crystalline substance, C15H10O5, obtained from the buckthorn, rhubarb, etc., and regarded as a derivative of anthraquinone; -- so called from a species of rhubarb (Rheum emodei)


  1. Emodin

    Emodin is a purgative resin, 6-methyl-1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, from rhubarb, buckthorn and Japanese knotweed. It can also be isomers in botanical extracts.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Emodin

    Purgative anthraquinone found in several plants, especially Rhamnus frangula. It was formerly used as a laxative, but is now used mainly as tool in toxicity studies.


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