[ dij-i-tal-in, -tey-lin ]
/ ˌdɪdʒ ɪˈtæl ɪn, -ˈteɪ lɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a glucoside obtained from digitalis.
any of several extracts of mixtures of glucosides obtained from digitalis.

Origin of digitalin

First recorded in 1830–40; digital(is) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for digitalin


/ (ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪn) /


a poisonous amorphous crystalline mixture of glycosides extracted from digitalis leaves and formerly used in treating heart disease

Word Origin for digitalin

C19: from digital (is) + -in
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Medicine definitions for digitalin


[ dĭj′ĭ-tălĭn, -tālĭn ]


A mixture of glycosides obtained from the leaves and seeds of the common foxglove and used as a cardiotonic.
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