lathyrism

[lath-uh-riz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
a disorder of humans and domestic animals caused by ingestion of the seeds of some legumes of the genus Lathyrus and marked by spastic paralysis and pain.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Lathyr(us) genus name (< Greek láthyros a kind of pea) + -ism

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lathyrism (ˈlæθərɪzəm)
 
n
a neurological disease often resulting in weakness and paralysis of the legs: caused by eating the pealike seeds of the leguminous plant Lathyrus sativus

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lathyrism lath·y·rism (lāth'ə-rĭz'əm)
n.
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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It may also cause lathyrism which is characterized by paralysis of the extremities.
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