adjective see pellagra

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  • Pellagrous — Pel*lag rous, a. [It. pellagroso: cf. F. pellagreux.] (Med.) Pertaining to, or affected with, or attendant on, pellagra; as, pellagrous insanity. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pellagrous — Relating to or suffering from pellagra. * * * pel·la·grous rəs adj of, relating to, or affected with pellagra <pellagrous insanity> <pellagrous symptoms> <pellagrous patients> …   Medical dictionary

  • pellagrous — grəs adjective Etymology: New Latin pellagrosus, from pellagra (from Italian) + Latin osus ose : of, relating to, or affected with pellagra pellagrous insanity pellagrous symptoms …   Useful english dictionary

  • pellagrous — See pellagra. * * * …   Universalium

  • pellagrous — pɪ lægrÉ™s , leɪ adj. pertaining to pellagra (disease caused by a lack of the vitamin niacin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pellagrous — pel·lagrous …   English syllables

  • pellagra — noun Etymology: Italian, from pelle skin (from Latin pellis) + agra (as in podagra, from Latin) Date: circa 1811 a disease marked by dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental disturbances and associated with a diet deficient in niacin •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pellagra — pellagrose, pellagrous, adj. /peuh lag reuh, lay greuh, lah /, n. Pathol. a disease caused by a deficiency of niacin in the diet, characterized by skin changes, severe nerve dysfunction, mental symptoms, and diarrhea. [1805 15; < It < NL: skin… …   Universalium

  • pellagra — noun A disease primarily caused by a niacin deficiency. See Also: pellagric, pellagrous …   Wiktionary

  • Pellagra — A syndrome due to deficiency of niacin, one of the B complex vitamins. Pellagra was known as the disease of the four D s dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia and death. The disease is specifically characterized by: Dermatitis: A rash on areas of the… …   Medical dictionary

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