beriberi

See also: béribéri and beri-beri

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sinhalese, reduplication of [script?] (beri, weakness).

NounEdit

beriberi (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An ailment caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1), leading to lethargy and organ complications.

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  • dry beriberi
  • wet beriberi

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NounEdit

beriberi

  1. (pathology) beriberi

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 01:01