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[dij-i-tal-in, -tey-lin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a glucoside obtained from digitalis.
  2. any of several extracts of mixtures of glucosides obtained from digitalis.
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Origin of digitalin

First recorded in 1830–40; digital(is) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for digitalin


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

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


(dĭj′ĭ-tălĭn, -tālĭn)
  1. A mixture of glycosides obtained from the leaves and seeds of the common foxglove and used as a cardiotonic.
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