[ lath-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈlæθ əˌrɪz əm /
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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.
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Origin of lathyrism
1885–90; <New Latin Lathyr(us) genus name (<Greek láthyros a kind of pea) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for lathyrism
/ (ˈlæθərɪzəm) /
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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Medical definitions for lathyrism
[ lăth′ə-rĭz′əm ]
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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