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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“Soroche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soroche. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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