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githagism

Pronunciation: gith'a-jizm

Definition: A disease similar to lathyrism, believed to be due to poisoning by seeds of the corn cockle, Agrostemma githago. Affecting humans, goats, cattle, and poultry, githagi is the active toxin.

[L. gith, a plant, Roman coriander, + ago, to drive]

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