Definition of Claviceps

1. Noun. Fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses.

Exact synonyms: Genus Claviceps
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae
Member holonyms: Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot



Medical Definition of Claviceps

1. A genus of ascomycetous fungi, family clavicipitaceae, order clavicipitales, parasitic on various grasses; the sclerotia contain several toxic alkaloids. Claviceps purpurea on rye causes ergotism. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claviceps

clavately
clavatin
clavation
clavations
clave
clavecin
clavecins
clavelin
clavelins
claver
clavered
clavering
clavers
claves
clavi
claviceps
clavichord
clavichordist
clavichordists
clavichords
clavicle
clavicle strap
clavicles
clavicorn
clavicula
clavicular
clavicular branch of thoracoacromial artery
clavicular facet
clavicular notch of sternum
clavicular part of pectoralis major muscle

Literary usage of Claviceps

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1. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"WILSON'S VARIETY OF Claviceps ON ERGOT. Claviceps purpurea, Tul., var. Wilsoni, W.Sm. No account of ergot would be complete without a description of a ..."

2. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"WILSON'S VARIETY OF Claviceps ON ERGOT. Claviceps purpurea, Tul., var. Wilsoni, W.Sm. No account of ergot would be complete without a description of a ..."

3. A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany by Frederick Orpen Bower (1891)
"C. PYRENOMYCETES Claviceps PURPUREA (Ergot) I. This Fungus is found infesting the ears of various Grasses : it is very prevalent on the Eye, and is commonly ..."

4. Elements of Vegetable Histology by Daniel Base (1912)
"Claviceps is a genus of the Fungi whose different species produce Ergot ... The hyphae of the species Claviceps purpurea begin their development on the ..."

5. The Stock-poisoning plants of Montana: A Preliminary Report by Victor King Chesnut, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1901)
"(Claviceps purpurea (Fr.) Tul.) Ergot is a parasitic fungus frequently occurring in Montana on ... Claviceps ..."

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