digitalis

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See also: digitális and Digitalis

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Modern Latin, from Latin digitālis (named with reference to the German common name for the plant, Fingerhut (thimble)).

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Noun[edit]

digitalis (plural digitales)

  1. A genus of herbaceous plants of the Plantaginaceae family, including the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea.
  2. A medical extract of Digitalis purpurea prescribed for heart failure etc.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 188:
      ‘You very nearly died. I had to give you digitalis three times.’
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2001, p. 25:
      The ancient remedy digitalis, extracted from the foxglove plant, for example, acts by blocking sodium channels in heart muscle, preventing potentially dangerous overactivity.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From digitus (finger, toe)

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Adjective[edit]

digitālis m, f (neuter digitāle); third declension

  1. Of or belonging to the finger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative digitālis digitāle digitālēs digitālia
genitive digitālis digitālis digitālium digitālium
dative digitālī digitālī digitālibus digitālibus
accusative digitālem digitāle digitālēs digitālia
ablative digitālī digitālī digitālibus digitālibus
vocative digitālis digitāle digitālēs digitālia

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