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Pronunciation: mi'ko-tok'si-ko'sis

Definition: Poisoning due to the ingestion of preformed substances produced by the action of certain fungi on particular foodstuffs or ingestion of the fungi themselves; ergotism.

[myco- + G. toxikon, poison, + -osis, condition]

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