crotalism

noun
cro·​ta·​lism | \ -ᵊl-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce crotalism (audio) \

Medical Definition of crotalism

: the poisoning or poisoned condition of animals caused by eating a leguminous plant (Crotalaria sagittalis) or other plants of the same genus in the field or as hay

called also crotalariosis

— compare walkabout disease

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“Crotalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/crotalism. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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