Share this entry

digitoxin Line breaks: digi|toxin
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪdʒɪˈtɒksɪn/

Definition of digitoxin in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound with similar properties to digoxin and found with it in the foxglove and similar plants.
Example sentences
  • Some are used as pure compounds from the traditional medicinal plants, such as atropine, morphine, quinine & digitoxin and other modifications of such compounds, such as aspirin and local anesthetics.
  • Digitalis purpurea became known as digitoxin and later, digoxin was marketed.
  • On the other hand, the whole-leaf preparations, digitoxin, or digoxin may each be considered as a satisfactory product for the initiation and maintenance of digitalization.

Definition of digitoxin in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coiffeur
Pronunciation: kwäˈfər
a hairdresser