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ergotism meaning and definition

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Definition of ergotism (noun)

  1. poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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