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1934, from -lys- in hydrolysis + first syllable of ergot + -ic.

Nearby words

lyse, lysemia, lysenko, lysenko, trofim denisovich, lysenkoism, lysergic, lysergic acid, lysergic acid diethylamide, lysergide, lysi-, lysias
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for lysergic

  • He was injected with lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25, nearly every day over a period of 15 months.

    The Defense That Sank Whitey Bulger|T.J. English|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Lysergic acid (LSD), mescaline, and psilocybin cause illusions and hallucinations.

    What Works: Schools Without Drugs|United States Department of Education
  • It had come out of the old experiments with lysergic acid and mescalin.

    Last Resort|Stephen Bartholomew