Definitions of digitalis

n any of several plants of the genus Digitalis

Digitalis purpurea, common foxglove, fairy bell, finger-flower, finger-root, fingerflower, fingerroot
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
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove

digitalin, digitalis glycoside
digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
Lanoxin, digoxin
digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
Type of:
cardiac glucoside, cardiac glycoside
obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure

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