ergonovine[ʉr′gō nō′vēn′, -vin]
a water-soluble alkaloid of ergot, CHNO, used to increase contraction of the uterus during childbirth and prevent uterine hemorrhage
Origin of ergonovineergo- (; from French ; from ergot, ergot) + nov- (; from Classical Latin novus, new) + -ine
An ergot alkaloid, C17H23N3O2, used in the form of its maleate, that facilitates uterine muscle contraction and is used primarily after childbirth or abortion to treat or prevent uterine bleeding.
Origin of ergonovineergo(t) + Latin nov(us), new; see newo- in Indo-European roots + –ine.