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digitalin Line breaks: digi|ta¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪn/

Definition of digitalin in English:


[mass noun]
A drug containing the active constituents of digitalis.
Example sentences
  • Deer also avoid plants that people consider medicinal and poisonous: foxgloves (the plant source of the cardiac drug digitalin), poppies (the plant source of opium), daffodils, and lily-of-the-valley.
  • Digitalis, a drug prepared from digitalin, a glycoside obtained from the common foxglove, is used in medicine.
  • In this way a digitalin of indefinite composition is obtained, consisting of such glucosides as digitin, digitonin, etc.


Mid 19th century: from digitalis + -in1.

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