fagopyrism

[făg′ō-pīrĭz′əm, fə-gŏpə-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. fertility,
  2. fertility cult,
  3. fertility drug,
  4. fertility factor,
  5. fertility symbol,
  6. fertilize,
  7. fertilizer,
  8. fertilizin,
  9. ferula,
  10. ferule


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