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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Glycyrrhizin \Gly*cyr"rhi*zin\, n. [Cf. F. glycyrrhizine. See Glycyrrhiza.] (Chem.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste. Glyn