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How to use ergotism in a sentence
Thus far the foreign experience of ergotism, both medieval and modern, and of its several types.
It is almost exclusively among the peasantry that symptoms of ergotism have been seen, and among children particularly.
The first undoubted instance of ergotism in England belongs to the eighteenth century.
Chronic poisoning, or ergotism, used frequently to occur amongst the poor fed on rye infected with the Claviceps.
The last-known “epidemic” of ergotism occurred in Lorraine and Burgundy in the year 1816.
British Dictionary definitions for ergotism
ergot poisoning, producing either burning pains and eventually gangrene in the limbs or itching skin and convulsions: Also called: Saint Anthony's fire
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