from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A brownish amorphous, slightly bitter alkaloid contained in ergot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot; -- so named from its power of producing abortion.
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- noun organic chemistry An
alkaloidconstituting the active principleof ergot.
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Ancient Greek "a throwing out", from its power to induce abortion.
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