pellagra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian pellagra, probably fromLatin pellis (skin) + Italian -agra in e.g. chiragra, podagra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɪˈlaɡɹə/, /pɛˈlaɡɹə/

Noun[edit]

pellagra (countable and uncountable, plural pellagras)

  1. (pathology) A disease characterised by skin lesions and mental confusion, primarily caused by a niacin deficiency. [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 531:
      In 1755 the French physician Gaspar Casal (1680–1759) published an account of pellagra, then a new disease in Spain.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pellagra

  1. (pathology) pellagra

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pellagra (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative pellagra
genitive pellagran
partitive pellagraa
illative pellagraan
singular plural
nominative pellagra
accusative nom. pellagra
gen. pellagran
genitive pellagran
partitive pellagraa
inessive pellagrassa
elative pellagrasta
illative pellagraan
adessive pellagralla
ablative pellagralta
allative pellagralle
essive pellagrana
translative pellagraksi
instructive
abessive pellagratta
comitative

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pellagra f (plural pellagre)

  1. (pathology) pellagra

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