ouabain


oua·bain

noun \wä-ˈbā-ən, ˈwä-ˌbān\

Definition of OUABAIN

:  a poisonous glycoside C29H44O12 obtained from several African shrubs or trees (genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera) of the dogbane family and used medically like digitalis and in Africa as an arrow poison

Origin of OUABAIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French ouabaïo, an African tree, from Somali waabayyo arrow poison
First Known Use: 1893

Rhymes with OUABAIN

oua·bain

noun \wä-ˈbā-ən, ˈwä-ˌbān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OUABAIN

: a poisonous glycoside C29H44O12 obtained from several African shrubs or trees of the dogbane family and used medically like digitalis and in Africa as an arrow poison

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