Meaning of digitalic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪk/


rare Chemistry
  • Derived or extracted from plants of the genus Digitalis, or from preparations of digitalis; of, relating to, or resembling digitalis. Especially in "digitalic acid" noun any of several acidic substances, especially (a) a crystallizable acid obtained from the leaves of the common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, in later use regarded as identical with (impure) succinic acid; (b) an acid resin present in preparations of digitalis.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times. From digital- + -ic, after French digitalique.