aloin(redirected from aloetin)
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A yellow crystalline principle composed of aloe-emodin and glucose, obtained from aloe; used as a laxative.
A bitter yellow crystalline compound obtained from certain aloes and having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
n an extract of aloe that consists of several active chemical components, primarily barbaloin, and has cathartic properties. See also barbaloin.
the active constituent in aloes; used at one time as a purgative for horses.