colocynthin definition

  • noun:
    • The active medicinal principle of colocynth; a bitter yellow crystalline compound, considered a glucoside.
    • The energetic medicinal concept of colocynth; a bitter, yellow, crystalline compound, viewed as a glucoside.
    • A peculiar concept gotten from colocynth, and present to a greater or less degree in several flowers of gourd household.
    • The active medicinal concept of colocynth; a bitter yellow crystalline material, thought to be a glucoside.
    • The energetic medicinal principle of colocynth; a bitter, yellowish, crystalline substance, considered to be a glucoside.
    • A peculiar concept acquired from colocynth, and present to a better or less extent in several plants of this gourd family.
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