lysergic acid[lī sʉr′jik]
a monobasic acid, CHNO, extracted from ergot alkaloids or synthesized
Origin of lysergic acid; from lysi- + erg(ot) + -ic
A crystalline alkaloid, C16H16N2O2, derived from ergot and used in medical research as a psychotomimetic agent.
Origin of lysergic acidlys(o)– + erg(ot) + –ic.