Meaning of digitalis

dig•i•tal•is

Pronunciation: (dij"i-tal'is, -tā'lis), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. the common foxglove, D. purpurea.
  2. the dried leaves of the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, used in medicine as a heart stimulant.
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