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dig·i·tal·is

 (dĭj′ĭ-tăl′ĭs)
n.
1. See foxglove.
2. A drug prepared from the dried leaves of Digitalis purpurea, used as a cardiac stimulant.

[New Latin Digitālis, genus name of foxglove, from Latin digitālis, of a finger (from the finger-shaped corollas of foxglove), from digitus, finger; see digit.]

digitalis

(ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪs)
n
1. (Plants) any Eurasian scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Digitalis, such as the foxglove, having bell-shaped flowers and a basal rosette of leaves
2. (Pharmacology) a drug prepared from the dried leaves or seeds of the foxglove: a mixture of glycosides used medicinally to treat heart failure and some abnormal heart rhythms
3. (Pharmacology) any cardiac glycoside, whatever its origin
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: relating to a finger (referring to the corollas of the flower); based on German Fingerhut foxglove, literally: finger-hat or thimble]

dig•i•tal•is

(ˌdɪdʒ ɪˈtæl ɪs, -ˈteɪ lɪs)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. the foxglove, D. purpurea.
2. the dried leaves of the foxglove used as a heart stimulant.
[1655–65; < New Latin digitālis, a name appar. suggested by the German name for the foxglove, Fingerhut literally, thimble; see digital]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digitalis - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglovedigitalis - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
digitoxin - digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
digoxin, Lanoxin - digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
cardiac glucoside, cardiac glycoside - obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
2.digitalis - any of several plants of the genus Digitalisdigitalis - any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Digitalis - genus of Eurasian herbs having alternate leaves and racemes of showy bell-shaped flowers
common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, fairy bell, fingerflower, finger-flower, fingerroot, finger-root - tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock
Digitalis lutea, straw foxglove, yellow foxglove - European yellow-flowered foxglove
Translations

digitalis

[ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪs] Ndigital f

digitalis

nDigitalis f

digitalis

n. digitalis, agente cardiotónico que se obtiene de las hojas secas de la Digitalis purpurea;
___ intoxicationintoxicación por ___.

digitalis

n (pharm) digital f
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