Convolvulin
Convolvulin Con*vol"vu*lin, n. (Chem.) A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties. [1913 Webster]

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  • Convolvulĭn — (Rhodeoretin, Chem.), C62H50O32, harzartiger Bestandtheil der Wurzeln von Convolvulvus Schiedeanus u. Convolvulvus oribazensis (Jalappenwurzel); man stellt es daraus dar, indem man die zerkleinerten Wurzeln mit Wasser auskocht, dann mit Alkohol… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Convolvulīn — Convolvulīn, s. Text zur Tafel »Arzneipflanzen II«, Fig. 4 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • convolvulin — con·vol·vu·lin kən väl vyə lən, vȯl n an ether insoluble glucosidic constituent of true jalap resin …   Medical dictionary

  • convolvulin — con·vol·vu·lin …   English syllables

  • convolvulin —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷lə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: German konvolvulin, from New Latin Convolvulus (genus name of Convolvulus schiedanus) + German in : an ether insoluble glucosidic constituent of true jalap resin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ipomoea purga — Ipomoeic Ip o*m[oe] ic ([i^]p [ o]*m[=e] [i^]k), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of convolvulin (obtained from jalap, the tubers of {Ipom[oe]a purga}), and identical in most of its properties with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoeic — Ip o*m[oe] ic ([i^]p [ o]*m[=e] [i^]k), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of convolvulin (obtained from jalap, the tubers of {Ipom[oe]a purga}), and identical in most of its properties with sebacic acid.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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