- a crystalline solid, C16H16N2O2, obtained from ergot or synthesized: used in the synthesis of LSD.
Origin of lysergic acid
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- a crystalline compound with a polycyclic molecular structure: used in medical research. Formula C 16 H 16 N 2 O 2
Word Origin for lysergic acid
C20: from (hydro) lys (is) + erg (ot) + -ic
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lysergic acid(lĭ-sûr′jĭk, lī-)
- A crystalline alkaloid derived from ergot and used in medical research as a psychotomimetic agent.
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- A crystalline alkaloid that is a major constituent of ergot. It is used in medical research to induce hallucinations, delusions, and other symptoms of psychosis. The drug LSD is a derivative of lysergic acid. Chemical formula: C16H16N2O2.
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