convolvulin definition

  • noun:
    • A glucoside happening in jalap (the basis of a convolvulaceous plant), utilized as a purgative.
    • A glucoside occurring in jalap (the basis of a convolvulaceous plant), and removed as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of effective purgative properties.
    • A glucoside, the active purgative principle of jalap.
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