ergotism


er·got·ism

noun \ˈər-gə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of ERGOTISM

:  a toxic condition produced by eating grain, grain products (as rye bread), or grasses infected with ergot fungus or by chronic excessive use of an ergot drug

First Known Use of ERGOTISM

circa 1841

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er·got·ism

noun \ˈər-gət-ˌiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERGOTISM

: a toxic condition produced by eating grain, grain products (as rye bread), or grasses infected with ergot fungus or by chronic excessive use of an ergot drug

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