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favism

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noun fav·ism \ˈfä-ˌvi-zəm\

Definition of favism

  1. :  a condition especially of males of Mediterranean descent that is marked by the development of hemolytic anemia upon consumption of broad beans or inhalation of broad bean pollen and is caused by a usually inherited deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate



Circa 1927

First Known Use of favism

circa 1927


Medical Dictionary

favism

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noun fa·vism \ˈfä-ˌviz-əm, ˈfā-\

Medical Definition of favism

  1. :  a condition especially of males of Mediterranean descent that is marked by the development of hemolytic anemia upon consumption of broad beans or inhalation of broad bean pollen and is caused by a usually inherited deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate




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