emodin

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Structure diagram of emodin
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From Rheum emodi ("Himalayan rhubarb) (possibly = Rheum australe) +‎ -in.

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emodin (countable and uncountable, plural emodins)

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

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