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thevetin


thevetin

noun the·ve·tin \thə-ˈvēt-ən, ˈthev-ət-ən\

Definition of THEVETIN

:  a poisonous crystalline cardiac glycoside C42H66O18 obtained especially from the seeds of a West Indian shrub or small tree (Thevetia nereifolia) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) that yields glucose, digitalose, and a sterol on hydrolysis
March 03, 2015
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