ergocristine


ergocristine
An alkaloid isolated from ergot.

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er·go·cris·tine -'kris-.tēn, -tən n a crystalline tripeptide alkaloid C35H39N5O5 separated from ergotoxine

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er·go·cris·tine (ur″go-krisґtēn) a toxic ergot alkaloid of the ergotoxine group.

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