soroche

noun

so·​ro·​che
səˈrōchē
plural -s
: mountain sickness especially in the Andes

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Quechua surúchi, literally, antimony; from the belief that the sickness is due to the presence of the metal in the Andes mountains

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“Soroche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soroche. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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