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fagopyrism

fagopyrism in Medicine

fagopyrism fag·o·py·rism (fāg'ō-pī'rĭz'əm, fə-gŏp'ə-)
n.
Photosensitization, mainly in cattle and sheep, caused by ingestion of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) and characterized by irritation of the skin, edema, and a serous exudate.

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