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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Ergot(0.01441 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Ergot.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a plant disease caused by the ergot fungus
2: a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact
black masses of branching filaments that replace many
grains of the plant; source of medicinally important
alkaloids and of lysergic acid [syn: Claviceps purpurea]
English → English (gcide)
Ergot \Er"got\, n. [F. ergot, argot, lit., a spur.]
1. A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which
the grains become black, and often spur-shaped. It is
caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea.
2. The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of
rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a
dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening
childbirth, and to arrest bleeding.
3. (Far.) A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a
chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint.
4. (Anat.) See 2d Calcar, 3