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smut

(smŭt),
A fungal disease of cereal grains caused by species of Ustilago and characterized by dark brown or black masses of spores on the plants; for example, corn smut (U. maydis); loose smut of wheat (U. nuda)

smut

(1) Obscenity—i.e., lewd language or conversation.
(2) Pornography, see there.

smut

a group of fungal infections of the seedheads of cereals. Infected grain fed to livestock may be poisonous.

barley smut
Ustilago hordei thought to cause infertility and stillbirths.
wheat smut
Tilletia tritici thought to cause glomerulonephritis in pigs.
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On each collection date, one old flower was collected from 20 females, 20 hermaphrodites, and as many smutted flowers as available in each plot.
violaceum spores, which coat the inside of the flower and style; thus only pollen deposition was analyzed for smutted flowers.