noun, plural stro·phan·thus·es.
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Origin of strophanthus
Words nearby strophanthus
Example sentences from the Web for strophanthus
The exquisitely beautiful seed of Strophanthus Kombe is used as an arrow poison.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
The poison used here, and called kombi, is obtained from a species of strophanthus, and is very virulent.
A little tincture of strophanthus used to relieve me during intermittence.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
The well-known diuretic properties of digitalis, strophanthus and squills are greatly enhanced by the addition of the oxysaponin.
The action of digitalis, moreover, persists much longer than does that of strophanthus.