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strophanthin

[stroh-fan-thin] /stroʊˈfæn θɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a very poisonous, bitter glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of a strophanthus, especially Strophanthus kombe, used as a cardiac stimulant.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; strophanth(us) + -in2
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strophanthin

/strəʊˈfænθɪn/
noun
1.
a toxic glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the ripe seeds of certain species of strophanthus: used as a cardiac stimulant
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