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ergonovine

[ur-guh-noh-veen, -vin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.
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Origin of ergonovine

1935–40; ergo-2 + nov- (< Latin novus new) + -ine2
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