|pellagra (pəˈleɪɡrə, -ˈlæ-)|
|pathol a disease caused by a dietary deficiency of nicotinic acid, characterized by burning or itching often followed by scaling of the skin, inflammation of the mouth, diarrhoea, mental impairment, etc|
|[C19: via Italian from pelle skin + -agra, from Greek agra paroxysm]|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
pellagra pel·lag·ra (pə-lāg'rə, -lā'grə, -lä'-)
A disease caused by a deficiency of niacin and protein in the diet and characterized by skin eruptions, digestive and nervous system disturbances, and eventual mental deterioration.
|pellagra (pə-lāg'rə, -lā'grə) Pronunciation Key
A disease caused by a lack of niacin in the diet, characterized by skin and digestive disorders and mental deterioration.