Definitions

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  • n. A glucoside extracted from the root of a South African plant of the genus Vernonia, used as a mild heart tonic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glucoside extracted from the root of a South African plant of the genus Vernonia, as a deliquescent powder, and used as a mild heart tonic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cororless, pulverulent compound, C10H24O7, contained in the root of Vernonia Nigritiana. It is used on the west coast of Africa as a febrifuge and is a cardiac poison, 80 parts of it producing the same effect as one part of digitalin.

Etymologies

Vernonia +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

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