ergotism

noun er·got·ism \ ˈər-gə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of ergotism

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

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First Known Use of ergotism

circa 1841


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ergotism

noun er·got·ism \ ˈər-gət-ˌiz-əm \

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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