Meaning of rhamnocathartin in English:

rhamnocathartin

Pronunciation /ˌramnə(ʊ)kəˈθɑːtɪn/

noun

rare
  • A bitter, yellow, amorphous substance isolated from the berries of common or purging buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica.

    Rhamnocathartin is a glycoside of emodin. Formula: C₂₇H₃₀ O₁₄.

Origin

Mid 19th century. After German Rhamno-Cathartin.