digoxin
1930s, contracted from digitoxin, from Digitalis lanata + toxin. Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /dɪˈd͡ʒɒk.sɪn/
  • (GA) IPA: /dɪˈd͡ʒɑk.sɪn/, /dɪˈɡɑk.sɪn/
Noun

digoxin

  1. (biochemistry, physiology, medicine) A poisonous compound present in the foxglove (Digitalis lanata and other plants. It is a steroid glycoside and is used in small doses as a cardiac stimulant.
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