Ecboline

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ecboline (Chem) An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot; -- so named from its power of producing abortion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ecboline A brownish amorphous, slightly bitter alkaloid contained in ergot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'ekbolh` a throwing out; 'ek out + ba`llein to throw