digitonin

noun dig·i·to·nin \ ˌdi-jə-ˈtō-nən \

Definition of digitonin

: a steroid saponin C56H92O29 occurring in the leaves and seeds of the common foxglove

Origin and Etymology of digitonin

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


Medical Dictionary

digitonin

noun dig·i·to·nin \ ˌdij-ə-ˈtō-nən \

medical Definition of digitonin

: a steroid saponin C56H92O29 occurring in the leaves and seeds of foxglove

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