cardenolide

noun card·enol·ide \ kärˈdēnᵊlˌīd \

Definition of cardenolide

plural -s
: any of numerous organic compounds with a characteristic ring structure many of which are found in plants (as some milkweeds), have an effect on the vertebrate heart like that of digitalis, and cause vomiting

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Origin and Etymology of cardenolide

cardiac + butenolide ring, a constituent of cardenolide


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