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vanillism va·nil·lism (və-nĭl'ĭz'əm)

  1. Irritation of the skin, nasal mucous membrane, and conjunctiva, sometimes seen in people who work with vanilla.

  2. Infestation of the skin by sarcoptic mites found in vanilla pods.

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