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[min-uh-mah-tuh] /ˌmɪn əˈmɑ tə/

noun, Pathology.
a severe form of mercury poisoning, characterized by neurological degeneration.

Minamata disease Min·a·ma·ta disease (mĭn’ə-mä’tə)
A degenerative neurological disorder caused by poisoning with a mercury compound in seafood from waters contaminated with mercury, characterized by burning or tingling sensations, poor articulation of speech, and the loss of coordination and peripheral vision.


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