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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
División en sílabas: ku·ru
Definición de kuru en:
¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?
Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.
Muy popular en Reino Unido
Muy popular en Australia
= de moda