ergotism

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

ergot +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

ergotism (countable and uncountable, plural ergotisms)

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  1. The effect of long-term ergot poisoning, traditionally due to the ingestion of the alkaloids produced by the Claviceps purpurea fungus which infects rye and other cereals, and more recently by the action of a number of ergoline-based drugs.
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Etymology 2[edit]

French ergotisme, from Latin ergo.

Noun[edit]

ergotism (plural ergotisms)

  1. A logical deduction.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      States are not governed by Ergotisms. Many have Ruled will who could not perhaps define a Commonwealth []

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