• Definition for "claviceps"
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claviceps definition

  • noun:
    • a genus of fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of varied grasses.
    • A genus of pyrenomycetous fungi parasitic upon the seeds of varied grasses and sedges. C. purpurea creates the ergot of rye. See ergot.
    • fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of numerous grasses
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