pellagra

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

pellagra

  1. (pathology) pellagra

DeclensionEdit

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
Possessive forms of pellagra (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person pellagrani pellagramme
2nd person pellagrasi pellagranne
3rd person pellagransa

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

pellagra f (plural pellagre)

  1. (pathology) pellagra

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