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Hofmann had been working with ergot, a rye fungus, hoping to develop a new and improved cardiovascular stimulant.
Experts now know that those symptoms are common among people with convulsive ergotism, or ergot poisoning, which is caused by a fungus that can grow on wheat, rye, and other similar grains.
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Origin and Etymology of ergot
First Known Use: 1683See Words from the same year
medical Definition of ergot
ergoticplay \(ˌ)ər-ˈgät-ik\ adjective
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