favism

noun
fav·ism | \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 fava beans or inhalation of fava bean pollen and is caused by a usually inherited deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate

First Known Use of favism

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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favism

noun
fa·vism | \ˈfä-ˌviz-əm, ˈfā- \

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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