Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: strophanthin  strow'fan-thin
  1. 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

Derived forms: strophanthins

Type of: glycoside

Encyclopedia: Strophanthin