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favism


favism

noun fa·vism \ˈfä-ˌviz-əm, ˈfā-\

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
March 04, 2015
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