lime disease

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lime +‎ disease From this condition being caused by the lime fruit

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lime disease (uncountable)

  1. (pathology, slang) Hypersensitivity to ultraviolet radiation, causing pus-filled rashes, caused by furanocoumarins in lime juice. Furanocoumarins damage DNA when activated by UV.

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