lysergic acid

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noun ly·ser·gic acid \lə-ˈsər-jik-, (ˌ)lī-\

Definition of lysergic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C16H16N2O2 from ergotic alkaloids; also :  lsd

Origin and Etymology of lysergic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary lys- + ergot + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1934


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lysergic acid

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noun ly·ser·gic acid \lə-ˌsər-jik-, (ˌ)lī-\

Medical Definition of lysergic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C16H16N2O2 that is an ergotic alkaloid; also :  lsd


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