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[lath-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈlæθ əˌrɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
a disorder of humans and domestic animals caused by ingestion of the seeds of some legumes of the genus Lathyrus and marked by spastic paralysis and pain.
a neurological disease often resulting in weakness and paralysis of the legs: caused by eating the pealike seeds of the leguminous plant Lathyrus sativus

lathyrism lath·y·rism (lāth’ə-rĭz’əm)
A disease of humans and animals caused by eating legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterized by spastic paralysis, hyperesthesia, and paresthesia.


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