ergotism

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noun er·got·ism \ˈər-gə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of ergotism

  1. :  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

Circa 1841

First Known Use of ergotism

circa 1841


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ergotism

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noun er·got·ism \ˈər-gət-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of ergotism

  1. :  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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