fescue foot
noun Date: 1949 a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass and especially tall fescue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fescue foot — fes·cue foot fes (.)kyü n a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass (genus Festuca) and esp. tall fescue * * * a condition seen in cattle and sheep in Australia, New Zealand, and North… …   Medical dictionary

  • fescue foot — Vet. Pathol. a disease of the feet of cattle associated with feeding on certain fungus infested fescue grasses, characterized by lameness and sometimes leading to gangrene. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • fescue foot — noun : a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism but considered due to feeding on certain grasses of the genus Festuca which contain a toxic principle similar to ergot * * * Vet. Pathol. a disease of the feet of cattle associated with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fescue toxicosis — fescue foot …   Medical dictionary

  • fescue lameness — tall fescue lameness fescue foot …   Medical dictionary

  • fescue — fes·cue (fesґku) 1. any grass of the genus Festuca. 2. fescue foot …   Medical dictionary

  • tall fescue — tȯl n a European fescue (Festuca elatior syn. F. arundinacea) with erect smooth stems 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) high that has been introduced into No. America called also tall fescue grass see FESCUE FOOT …   Medical dictionary

  • tall fescue — noun Date: circa 1762 a European fescue (Festuca elatior syn. F. arundinacea) with erect smooth stems three to four feet (about one meter) high that has been introduced into North America called also tall fescue grass compare fescue foot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Festuca arundinacea — Taxobox name = Festuca arundinacea image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Festuca species = F. arundinacea binomial = Festuca arundinacea binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Festuca — Fes·tu·ca (fes tooґkə) a genus of grasses (family Gramineae). F. arundinaґcea is tall fescue, a species found in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, sometimes host to the endophytic fungus Acremonium coenophialum, which causes… …   Medical dictionary

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