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ergotoxine

[ur-guh-tok-seen, -sin] /ˌɜr gəˈtɒk sin, -sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
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 of ergotoxine
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; ergo-2 + tox- + -ine2
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