soroche

noun
so·​ro·​che | \səˈrōchē\
plural -s

Definition of soroche 

: mountain sickness especially in the Andes

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History and Etymology for soroche

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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