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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bitter purgative principle of senna. It is a glucoside with the properties of a weak acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bitter, purgative principle of senna. It is a glucoside with the properties of a weak acid; -- called also cathartic acid, and cathartina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name once given to a mixture of substances obtained from senna.
  • n. A bitter substance found in buckthorn berries, Rhamnus cathartica.

Etymologies

carthartic +‎ -in? (Wiktionary)

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