/wah bah"in/, n. Pharm.
a glycoside occurring as a white, crystalline powder, C29H44O12, obtained from the seeds of a shrub, Strophanthus gratus, or from the wood of trees of the genus Acokanthera, and used in medicine chiefly as a cardiac stimulant. Also called G-strophanthin.
[1890-95 < F ouaba(ïo) ( < Somali waabayyo arrow poison) + -IN2]

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