noun. a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned.
- neurological disease
- nervous disorder
Example sentences of the word kuru
1. Noun, singular or mass
The conveyor belt service known as kuru kuru sushi, or "sushi go round," is a fun way to see seafood dishes roll by while trying not to have eyes bigger than the stomach.