favism


fav·ism

noun \ˈfä-ˌvi-zəm\

Definition of FAVISM

:  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

First Known Use of FAVISM

circa 1927

fa·vism

noun \ˈfä-ˌviz-əm, ˈfā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FAVISM

: 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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