\kˈə͡ʊləsˌɪnθ], \kˈəʊləsˌɪnθ], \k_ˈəʊ_l_ə_s_ˌɪ_n_θ]\
Definitions of COLOCYNTH
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The fruit of Citrullus colocynthis, an annual plant of Turkey, but growing in various parts of Asia and Africa. The pulp alone is employed medicinally. Its bitter principle is colocynthin, of which it contains 14 per cent., besides extractives. Colocynth is a powerful drastic purgative and hydragogue. It enters largely into the composition of various pills and extracts, and, when modified by other ingredients, forms a very efficient and mild purgative. Colocynth is used in the form of the extract, or compound extract, usually in combination with other cathartics.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe