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noun the·ve·tin \thə-ˈvēt-ən, ˈthev-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of thevetin

  1. :  a poisonous crystalline cardiac glycoside C42H66O18 obtained especially from the seeds of a West Indian shrub or small tree (Thevetia nereifolia) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) that yields glucose, digitalose, and a sterol on hydrolysis

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