kuru
noun Etymology: Fore (language of eastern highland Papua New Guinea) Date: 1957 a rare progressive fatal spongiform encephalopathy that is caused by a prion, resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and has occurred among tribespeople in eastern New Guinea who engaged in a form of ritual cannibalism

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  • Kuru — puede referirse: Kuru (enfermedad), un tipo de encefalopatía transmisible relacionada con prácticas funerales caníbales del pueblo fore, en Nueva Guinea. Kuru (clan), grupo étnico en la antigua India, y también un reino mítico basado en los kurus …   Wikipedia Español

  • KURU — En 1957, un médecin américain, Vincent Zigas, officier de santé en Nouvelle Guinée, signalait une curieuse maladie neurologique qui décimait une tribu locale, et que les indigènes appelaient kuru . La chance voulut que Carleton Gajdusek,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kuru — or Kurus may be: * Kuru (kingdom), a powerful Indian kingdom during the Vedic period and later a republic during the Mahajanapada period ** Kuru Kingdom, a kingdom based on the historic Kuru kingdom in Indian epic literature * Kuru (disease), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Kuru — bezeichnet: eine Krankheit, Kuru (Krankheit) eine Gemeinde in Finnland, Kuru (Finnland) einen Vorort von Konstantinopel, Kuruçeşme einen Ort in Estland der Gemeinde Tapa, Kuru (Estland) eine Währung Namens Kurus, siehe Türkische Lira einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kuru — Enfermedad crónica progresiva del sistema nervioso central descubierta entre los nativos de Nueva Guinea que practicaban ritos caníbales. Se caracteriza por presentar un síndrome cerebeloso y demencial. Se cree que es una enfermedad producida por …   Diccionario médico

  • kurū — kurū̃ interj. apie ugnies kūrimą: Kurū̃ kurū̃ pečiuką, kepsma vaikam blyniukų Dkk …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Kuru — (ind. Gesch.), s.u. Kurus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • kuru — kȕru m <G ua> DEFINICIJA pat. virusna bolest centralnog živčevlja u domorodaca na Novoj Gvineji; prenosi se ritualnim kanibalizmom ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ≃ egz …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • kuru — /ˈkuru/ (say koohrooh) noun a fatal degenerative disease related to Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, characterised by loss of coordination and dementia, known mainly among the Fore people of Papua New Guinea; caused by their cannibalistic funeral… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kuru- — *kuru , *kuruz germ.?, Adjektiv: nhd. schwer; ne. heavy; Rekontruktionsbasis: got.; Etymologie: s. ing. *gʷer (2), *gʷerə , *gʷerəu , Adjektiv, schwer, Pokorny 476; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • kuru — [ko͞o′ro͞o΄] n. [< native name in New Guinea] a degenerative disease of the central nervous system, found among certain aborigines of the eastern highlands of New Guinea …   English World dictionary

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