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Chinese-restaurant syndrome

[chahy-neez-res-ter-uh nt, -tuh-rahnt, -nees-] /ˈtʃaɪ nizˈrɛs tər ənt, -təˌrɑnt, -nis-/
noun
1.
a reaction, as headache, sweating, etc., to monosodium glutamate, sometimes added to food in Chinese restaurants.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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