A bitter extractive that does not belong to the class of glycosides, alkaloids, or any of the known proximate principles of plants.
[L. amarus, bitter, + G. eidos, like]

amaroid (aˑ·m·roid),

n any of a class of chemical constituents found in some bitter-tasting vegetables; stimulates the production of gastric fluid and saliva.
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28), (29) Its primary actions are noted to include cholagogue (inducing bile flow), digestive, appetite stimulating and wound healing, of which all are attributed to its essential oils and amaroids.
The amaroids and essential oil are astringent and aromatic [6].