ca·san·thra·nol kə-'san(t)-thrə-.nȯl n a cathartic mixture of glycosides extracted from cascara sagrada see PERI-COLACE

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ca·san·thra·nol (kə-sanґthrə-nol) [USP] a purified mixture of the anthranol glycosides derived from cascara sagrada; used as a laxative.

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