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Claviceps

noun Clav·i·ceps \ˈklav-ə-ˌseps\

Medical Definition of CLAVICEPS

:  a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Hypocreaceae) parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses and forming characteristic sclerotia from which arise the ascus-bearing heads

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July 03, 2015
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