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maizethe Indian corn Zea mays, possibly the most intensively investigated higher plant. It is a common food source which may be processed into e.g. cornflakes.
a staple crop part of the food supply for humans and animals in many countries. One of its best uses is as a chopped green crop or as ensilage. Called also Zea mays. The grain is usually referred to as corn (3) in the USA or as maize in other countries. A full range of maize grain products is available and includes hominy, grits, maize germ meal and maize gluten meal (a high protein feed).
maize crop poisoning
a form of carbohydrate engorgement caused when cattle accidentally gain access to a standing crop or when confined animals are fed too much of it. See also carbohydrate engorgement.
maize stalk disease
caused by ingestion of maize stalks infected with Diplodia maydis fungus. Characterized by dullness, head pressing, compulsive walking. Called also cornstalk disease.