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  • n. A mixture of alkaloids (ergocristine, ergocornine and ergocryptine) identified in ergot, formerly believed to be a single compound.


From ergot + toxin + -ine. (Wiktionary)


  • Analyst, the same bottle, handed by the husband of the deceased woman to the Police upon the night of her death, and now produced in Court with two or three doses of dark liquid remaining in it, contained a powerful solution of ergotoxine -- a much less innocent drug.

    The Dop Doctor


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