ergotoxine

ergotoxine

[ur-guh-tok-seen, -sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble alkaloid, C 35 H 41 N 5 O 6 , obtained from ergot, used chiefly in obstetrics as a uterine stimulant.

Origin:
1905–10; ergo-2 + toxine

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