ergotism ergotism  /ˈɜr ɡə ˌtɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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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ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /