Claviceps

noun
Clav·​i·​ceps | \ ˈklav-ə-ˌseps How to pronounce Claviceps (audio) \

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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