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ergotism


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ergotism  \Er"go*tism\,  n.  [F.  ergotisme,  fr  L.  ergo.] 
  A  logical  deduction.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ergotism  \Er"got*ism\,  n.  [From  {Ergot},  n.;  cf  F.  ergotisme.] 
  (Med.) 
  A  diseased  condition  produced  by  eating  rye  affected  with  the 
  ergot  fungus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ergotism 
  n  :  poisoning  by  ergot-infected  grain  products  and  characterized 
  by  inflamed  skin  or  gangrene  in  the  limbs 




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