Lathyrism meaning

lăthə-rĭzəm
A disease of humans and animals caused by eating legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterized by spastic paralysis, hyperesthesia, and paresthesia.
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A painful, poisoned condition caused by the ingestion of certain peas (esp. genus Lathyrus) and characterized by paralysis of the legs, hyperesthesia, etc.
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A disease of humans and animals caused by eating legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterized by spastic paralysis, hyperesthesia, and paresthesia.
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A neurological disease of humans and domestic animals, caused by eating certain legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterised by paralysis and emaciation.
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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

    From Wiktionary