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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.
(Biochemistry) a toxic glycoside or mixture of glycosides obtained from the ripe seeds of certain species of strophanthus: used as a cardiac stimulant
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|Noun||1.||strophanthin - a bitter and very toxic glycoside derived from plants of the genus Strophanthus; in moderate doses it is a cardiac stimulant but in larger doses it is a powerful poison; used in Africa as an arrow poison|
glycoside - a group of compounds derived from monosaccharides