Dig"i*ta`lin (?), n. [Cf. F. digitaline.]

(a) Med.

Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the "French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.

(b) Chem.

A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystalline substance, and is regarded as a glucoside.

 

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