Digitalis meaning

dĭjĭ-tălĭs
A drug prepared from the dried leaves of Digitalis purpurea, used as a cardiac stimulant.
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Any of a genus (Digitalis) of plants of the figwort family, with long spikes of thimblelike flowers; foxglove.
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The dried leaves of a common digitalis plant (Digitalis purpurea) that usually has purple flowers.
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A medicine made from these leaves, used as a heart stimulant.
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A drug prepared from the dried leaves of Digitalis purpurea, used as a cardiac stimulant.
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A drug prepared from the seeds and dried leaves of the purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, and prescribed as a cardiac stimulant in the treatment of congestive heart failure and other disorders of the heart.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Digitalideaefoxglove and similar plants.
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Origin of digitalis

  • Latin digitālis of a finger (from the finger-shaped corollas of foxglove) from digitus finger digit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition