Definitions for ergonovineˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
er•go•no•vineˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn(n.)
an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.
Origin of ergonovine:
1935–40; ergo -2+ L nov(us)new+ -ine2
ergonovine, Ergotrate Maleate(noun)
an alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot; induces muscular contraction of the uterus and is administered after childbirth or abortion
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An ergot alkaloid (ERGOT ALKALOIDS) with uterine and VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE contractile properties.