a glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from a tropical plant (Strophanthus kombé) of the dogbane family, used as a heart stimulant
Origin of strophanthinModern Latin Strophanthus, type genus from Classical Greek strophos (see strop) + anthos, flower (see antho-) + -in
A toxic glycoside or mixture of glycosides, such as ouabain, obtained from the seeds of certain African plants of the genera Strophanthus and Acokanthera, formerly used as a cardiac stimulant.
Origin of strophanthinNew Latin Strophanthus genus name (Greek strophos twisted cord ; see strop. ) (Greek anthos flower ) -in