Meaning of strophanthus

stro•phan•thus

Pronunciation: (strō-fan'thus), [key]
— pl. -thus•es.
  1. any of various shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Strophanthus, of the dogbane family, chiefly of tropical Africa.
  2. the dried, ripe seed of any of these plants, which yields the drug strophanthin.
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