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 for chrysophanic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parietic \Pa`ri*et"ic\, a. (Chem.)
     Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in the lichen
     Parmelia parietina, and called also chrysophanic acid.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chrysophanic \Chrys`o*phan"ic\, a.
     Pertaining to, or derived from, or resembling, chrysophane.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Chrysophanic acid (Chem.), a yellow crystalline substance
        extracted from rhubarb, yellow dock, sienna, chrysarobin,
        etc., and shown to be a derivative of an anthracene. It is
        used in the treatment of skin diseases; -- called also
        rhein, rheic acid, rhubarbarin, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

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