favism

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Etymology[edit]

fava +‎ -ism, after the fava bean.

Noun[edit]

favism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: an X-linked recessive genetic condition that predisposes a person to hemolysis and resultant jaundice in response to certain triggers.

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