ergotoxine

[ ur-guh-tok-seen, -sin ]
/ ˌɜr gəˈtɒk sin, -sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble alkaloid, C35H41N5O6, obtained from ergot, used chiefly in obstetrics as a uterine stimulant.

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Origin of ergotoxine

First recorded in 1905–10; ergo-2 + tox- + -ine2

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