from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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