Digitalis

Dig`i*ta"lis

(?), n. [NL.: cf. F. digitale. So named (according to Linnus) from its finger-shaped corolla.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the family Schrophulariaceae, including the foxglove.
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2. (Med.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), formerly used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc. Its use has been largely replaced by that of the pure active ingredient, digitalin. See digitalin.
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