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  • n. A paralysis, peculiar to India and the Malabar coast, thought to be a chronic form of beriberi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variety of paralysis, peculiar to India and the Malabar coast; -- considered by many to be the same as beriberi in a chronic form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A paralytic disease formerly very common in India, and believed to be identical with beriberi (which see), or to be another form of that disease.

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