kuru


ku·ru

noun \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

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