Related to Ergotine: ergotamine, Ergine


1.(Chem.) A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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