Ergotism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈərɡəˌtizəm|  American pronunciation of the word ergotism
Brit.  |ˈəːɡətɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word ergotism

noun

- 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
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