[fah-viz-uh m] /ˈfɑ vɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
acute hemolytic anemia caused by ingestion or inhalation of fava bean pollen.

favism fa·vism (fā’vĭz’əm)
An acute hereditary condition in which the ingestion of certain species of beans, or the inhalation of the pollen of their flowers, causes fever, headache, abdominal pain, severe anemia, prostration, and coma.


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