pellagrose

pellagra

[puh-lag-ruh, -ley-gruh, -lah-]
noun Pathology.
a disease caused by a deficiency of niacin in the diet, characterized by skin changes, severe nerve dysfunction, mental symptoms, and diarrhea.

Origin:
1805–15; < Italian < Neo-Latin: skin disease, equivalent to pell(is) skin + -agra < Greek ágra seizure

pellagrose, pellagrous, adjective
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pellagra (pəˈleɪɡrə, -ˈlæ-)
 
n
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]
 
pel'lagrous
 
adj

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pellagra
chronic disease caused by dietary deficiency and characterized by skin eruptions, 1811, a hybrid formed from L. pellis "skin" + Gk. agra "a catching, seizure."
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pellagra pel·lag·ra (pə-lāg'rə, -lā'grə, -lä'-)
n.
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.


pel·lag'rous adj.
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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.
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