Definitions for "Ergot"
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.
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.
A disease of cereal ears caused by a fungus. Seeds are replaced by black poisonous spore producing bodies. It is not common nowadays due to high seed standards.
Keywords:  fetlock, horny, chestnut, pastern, stub
A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint.
horny growth found in the back of the fetlock
A horny growth behind the fetlock joint.
Keywords:  calcar, see
See 2d Calcar, 3 (b).