strophanthin


stro·phan·thin

noun \strō-ˈfan(t)-thən\

Definition of STROPHANTHIN

:  any of several glycosides (as ouabain) or mixtures of glycosides from African plants (genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera) of the dogbane family; especially :  a bitter toxic glycoside C36H54O14 from a woody vine (Strophanthus kombé) used similarly to digitalis

Origin of STROPHANTHIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Strophanthus, from Greek strophos twisted band (from strephein to twist) + anthos flower — more at anthology
First Known Use: circa 1873

stro·phan·thin

noun \strō-ˈfan(t)-thən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STROPHANTHIN

: any of several glycosides (as ouabain) or mixtures of glycosides from African plants of the genera Strophanthus and Acocanthera; especially : a bitter toxic glycoside C36H54O14 from a woody vine of the genus Strophanthus (S. kombé) used similarly to digitalis

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