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pellagra

noun pel·la·gra \pə-ˈla-grə, -ˈlā-, -ˈlä-\

Definition of PELLAGRA

:  a disease marked by dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental disturbances and associated with a diet deficient in niacin
pel·la·grous \-grəs\ adjective

Origin of PELLAGRA

Italian, from pelle skin (from Latin pellis) + -agra (as in podagra, from Latin)
First Known Use: circa 1811
PELLAGRA Defined for Kids

pellagra

noun pel·la·gra \pə-ˈla-grə, -ˈlā-\

Definition of PELLAGRA for Kids

:  a disease caused by a diet containing too little protein and too little of a necessary vitamin
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pellagra

noun pel·la·gra \pə-ˈlag-rə, -ˈlāg-, -ˈläg-\

Medical Definition of PELLAGRA

:  a disease marked by dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, mental disturbance, and memory loss and associated with a diet deficient in niacin and protein—compare kwashiorkor

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