Of or pertaining to lathyrism.

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  • lathyritic — lath·y·rit·ic .lath ə rit ik adj of, relating to, affected with, or characteristic of lathyrism <lathyritic rats> <lathyritic cartilage> …   Medical dictionary

  • lathyritic — ˌlathəˈrid.ik adjective Etymology: lathyrism + itic : of, relating to, affected with, or characteristic of lathyrism lathyritic rats …   Useful english dictionary

  • lathyritic — adjective see lathyrism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lathyritic — adj. suffering from lathyrism, suffering from a disease caused by eating the seeds of certain legumes belonging to the genus Lathyrus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lathyritic — lath·y·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • lathyrism — noun Etymology: New Latin Lathyrus, from Greek lathyros, a type of pea Date: circa 1888 a diseased condition of humans, domestic animals, and especially horses that results from poisoning by an amino acid found in some legumes (genus Lathyrus and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lathyrism — A disease occurring in Ethiopia, Algeria, and India, characterized by various nervous manifestations, tremors, spastic paraplegia, and paresthesias; prevalent in districts where vetches, khasari (Lathyrus sativus), and allied species form the… …   Medical dictionary

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