convallatoxin

noun
con·​val·​la·​tox·​in | \ ˌkän-ˌval-ə-ˈtäk-sən, -vəl- How to pronounce convallatoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of convallatoxin

: a glycoside C29H42O10 obtained especially from the dried rhizome, roots, and flowers of the lily of the valley that acts on the heart and that on hydrolysis yields strophanthidin and rhamnose

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