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MAL DE LA ROSA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mal de la rosa mean? 

MAL DE LA ROSA (noun)
  The noun MAL DE LA ROSA has 1 sense:

1. a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

  Familiarity information: MAL DE LA ROSA used as a noun is very rare.


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MAL DE LA ROSA (noun)


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Meaning:

A disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

Alpine scurvy; maidism; mal de la rosa; mal rosso; mayidism; pellagra; Saint Ignatius' itch

Hypernyms ("mal de la rosa" is a kind of...):

avitaminosis; hypovitaminosis (any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins)


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