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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.

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  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)

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  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.

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  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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