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Pronunciation: pe-rip'lo-sin

Definition: A cardiotonic glycoside obtained from the bark and stems of Periploca graeca (family Asclepiadaceae), a plant of southern Europe and Western Asia.

[G. peri-ploke, a winding around, fr. pleko, to twine, plait]

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