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digitalis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digitalis  \Dig`i*ta"lis\,  n.  [NL.:  cf  F.  digitale.  So  named 
  (according  to  Linn[ae]us)  from  its  finger-shaped  corolla.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  plants  including  the  foxglove. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  dried  leaves  of  the  purple  foxglove  ({Digitalis 
  purpurea}),  used  in  heart  disease,  disturbance  of  the 
  circulation,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digitalis 
  n  1:  a  powerful  cardiac  stimulant  obtained  from  foxglove  [syn:  {digitalis 
  glycoside},  {digitalin}] 
  2:  any  of  several  plants  of  the  genus  Digitalis  [syn:  {foxglove}] 




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