/err'geuh tok"seen, -sin/, n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble alkaloid, C35H41N5O6, obtained from ergot, used chiefly in obstetrics as a uterine stimulant.
[1905-10; ERGO-2 + TOXINE]

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