digitonin

noun

dig·​i·​to·​nin ˌdi-jə-ˈtō-nən How to pronounce digitonin (audio)
: a steroid saponin C56H92O29 occurring in the leaves and seeds of the common foxglove

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary digit- (from New Latin Digitalis) + saponin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digitonin was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Digitonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digitonin. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

digitonin

noun

dig·​i·​to·​nin ˌdij-ə-ˈtō-nən How to pronounce digitonin (audio)
: a steroid saponin C56H92O29 occurring in the leaves and seeds of foxglove
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