Ecboline Ec"bo*line (?; 104), n. [Gr. 'ekbolh` a throwing out; 'ek out + ba`llein to throw.] (Chem.) An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot; -- so named from its power of producing abortion. [1913 Webster]

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