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- n. A toxin obtained from the rhizomes of some South American plants that is the base of the anticancer drug etoposide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bitter crystalline substance, C15H14O6 + 2H2O, found in the root of the May-apple, Podophyllum peltatum. It melts at 117° C. or, when anhydrous, at 157° C.: used as a purgative.
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