Complete Definition of "kuru"

English
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Etymology
Fore (language of Papua New Guinea), ‘shaking death’.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. A chronic, progressive, fatal central nervous system prion disease of humans probably resembling the scrapie agent of sheep, and transmissable to nonhuman primates; usually seen only in the Fore and neighboring peoples of New Guinea. Believed to be transmitted by ritual cannibalism; it was first characterized by Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, for which he received the Nobel prize.

Category:Diseases


Fijian

Etymology
Common Oceanian, compare Indonesian guruh.

Noun
infl|fj|noun|also used reduplicated as|kurukuru

  1. thunder

Finnish

Pronunciation
Hyphenation: ku·ru

Noun
fi-noun|kuru|type=1

  1. context|geography|lang=fi a canyon.
  2. context|pathology|lang=fi #English|kuru.

Synonyms
(a canyon) kanjoni


Japanese

Verb
ja-verb|r|type3|hiraくる

  1. 来る: to come

ja-verb|r|trtrans|type1|hira=くる

  1. 繰る: to ruffle

Pitjantjatjara

Noun
infl|pjt|noun

  1. wife

Quechua

Noun
infl|qu|noun

  1. worm

Turkish

Adjective
infl|tr|adjective

  1. dry

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