strophanthin

noun
stro·​phan·​thin | \ strō-ˈfan(t)-thən How to pronounce strophanthin (audio) \

Definition of strophanthin

: any of several glycosides (such as ouabain) or mixtures of glycosides from African plants (genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera) of the dogbane family especially : a bitter toxic glycoside C36H54O14 from a woody vine (Strophanthus kombé) used similarly to digitalis

First Known Use of strophanthin

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strophanthin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Strophanthus, from Greek strophos twisted band (from strephein to twist) + anthos flower — more at anthology

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“Strophanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strophanthin. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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strophanthin

noun
stro·​phan·​thin | \ strō-ˈfan(t)-thən How to pronounce strophanthin (audio) \

Medical Definition of strophanthin

: any of several glycosides (as ouabain) or mixtures of glycosides from African plants of the genera Strophanthus and Acocanthera especially : a bitter toxic glycoside C36H54O14 from a woody vine of the genus Strophanthus (S. kombé) used similarly to digitalis

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