Ouabain Definition

A poisonous glycoside, C29H44O128H2O, made chiefly from the seeds of an African plant (Strophanthus gratus) of the dogbane family: it is used in medicine as a substitute for digitalis.
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Origin of Ouabain

  • From French ouabaïo from Somali wabayo

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

  • Through French from Somali waabaayo, "arrow poison".

    From Wiktionary

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