Medical Dictionary

kuru


kuru

noun ku·ru \ˈk(ə)r-(ˌ)ü\

Definition of KURU

:  a rare progressive fatal prion disease that resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and has occurred among tribespeople in eastern New Guinea who engaged in a form of ritual cannibalism—called also laughing death, laughing sickness
February 26, 2015
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