phillyrin definition

  • noun:
    • A glucoside obtained from Phillyrea as a bitter white crystalline compound, often used as a febrifuge.
    • A glucoside extracted from Phillyrea as a bitter white crystalline substance. It's occasionally used as a febrifuge.
    • A crystalline glucoside, C26H32O11 + 1½ H2O(?), based in the bark of Phillyrea latifolia. Whenever hydrolyzed with dilute acids it yields sugar and phillygenin.
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