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er•go•tox•ine



Pronunciation: (ûr"gu-tok'sēn, -sin), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble alkaloid, C35H41N5O6, obtained from ergot, used chiefly in obstetrics as a uterine stimulant.

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