Definición de kuru en inglés:


Silabificación: ku·ru
Pronunciación: /ˈko͝oro͞o


  • A fatal disease of the brain occurring in some peoples in New Guinea and thought to be caused by a viruslike agent such as a prion.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Among humans, the disease kuru, found in the south Pacific, was also shown to be transmissible.
    • It should be noted, however, that kuru and Mad Cow are both caused by prions, rather than by bacteria or viruses.
    • The incidence of kuru has decreased with the reduction of cannibalism, according to researchers who studied natives in New Guinea highlands.


1950s: a local word.

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