strophanthin

[stroh-fan-thin]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. strontium hydroxide,
  2. strontium monoxide,
  3. strontium unit,
  4. strook,
  5. strop,
  6. strophanthus,
  7. strophe,
  8. strophic,
  9. strophoid,
  10. strophulus

Origin of strophanthin

First recorded in 1875–80; strophanth(us) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for strophanthin

strophanthin

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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