strophanthin

[ stroh-fan-thin ]
/ stroʊˈfæn θɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a very poisonous, bitter glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of a strophanthus, especially Strophanthus kombe, used as a cardiac stimulant.

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Origin of strophanthin

First recorded in 1875–80; strophanth(us) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for strophanthin

strophanthin
/ (strəʊˈfænθɪn) /

noun

a toxic glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the ripe seeds of certain species of strophanthus: used as a cardiac stimulant
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