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beriberi

División en sílabas: ber·i·ber·i
Pronunciación: /ˌberēˈberē
 
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Definición de beriberi en inglés:

sustantivo

A disease causing inflammation of the nerves and heart failure, caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1.
Example sentences
  • This was determined to be one of the vitamins that prevented beriberi, a deficiency disease marked by inflammatory or degenerative changes of the nerves, digestive system and heart.
  • The troops suffered from malaria, dengue fever, beriberi, hookworm and pellagra.
  • Diseases such as beriberi and malaria have become more common as problems with sanitation have increased.

Origen

early 18th century: from Sinhalese, from beri 'weakness'.

Words that rhyme with beriberi

berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, cherry, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, sherry, terry, very, wherry, wolfberry

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