A painful, poisoned condition caused by the ingestion of certain peas (esp. genus Lathyrus) and characterized by paralysis of the legs, hyperesthesia, etc.
Webster's New World
Origin of Lathyrism
From New Latin Lathyrus genus name from Greek lathuros a type of pea from Akkadian ladiru type of plant
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Lathyrus +"Ž -ism
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to lathyrism using the buttons below.