digitoxin

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noun digi·tox·in \ˌdi-jə-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of digitoxin

  1. :  a poisonous cardiotonic glycoside C41H64O13 that is the most active constituent of digitalis; also :  a mixture of digitalis glycosides consisting chiefly of digitoxin

Origin and Etymology of digitoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of New Latin Digitalis and International Scientific Vocabulary toxin


First Known Use: 1875


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digitoxin

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noun dig·i·tox·in \ˌdij-ə-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of digitoxin

  1. :  a poisonous glycoside C41H64O13 that is the most active constituent of digitalis; also :  a mixture of digitalis glycosides consisting chiefly of digitoxin


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