Jalapin Jal"a*pin, n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative. [1913 Webster]

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  • jalapin — [jal′ə pin] n. a glycoside, C34H56O16, contained in jalap …   English World dictionary

  • jalapin — /jal euh pin, jah leuh /, n. a resin that is one of the purgative principles of jalap. [1825 35; < NL jalap(a) JALAP + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • jalapin — noun The active principle of scammony, the glucoside with chemical formula CHO, a powerful purgative. Syn: scammonin …   Wiktionary

  • jalapin — jala·pin jal ə pən, jäl n a cathartic glucosidic constituent of the resins of scammony and jalap (Exogonium purga) …   Medical dictionary

  • jalapin — n. resin which is the active purgative agent in jalap (purgative substance) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jalapin — jala·pin …   English syllables

  • jalapin — /ˈdʒæləpən/ (say jaluhpuhn) noun a resin which is one of the purgative principles of jalap. {jalap + in2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jalapin — ˈjȧləpə̇n, ˈjäl ; jəˈläp noun ( s) Etymology: jalap + in : a cathartic glucosidic constituent of true jalap resin and scammony resin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glucoside — Chemical structure of decyl glucoside, a plant derived glucoside used as a surfactant. A glucoside is a glycoside that is derived from glucose. Glucosides are common in plants, but rare in animals. Glucose is produced when a glucoside is… …   Wikipedia

  • Scammony — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

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