noun. avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1).
- kakke disease
Example sentences of the word beriberi
1. Noun, singular or mass
In the U.S. beriberi is most commonly seen among people who deal with alcohol abuse.
2. Verb, base form
Taking vitamin B-1 can aid in preventing this deficiency, helping to protect you from shaking hands due to beriberi.