noun. ['pəˈlægrə'] a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments.
- mal rosso
- Saint Ignatius' itch
- Alpine scurvy
- mal de la rosa
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Example sentences of the word pellagra
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you do not consume enough, you could develop pellagra, which is the term for niacin deficiency.
Symptoms of pellagra create cracks in the skin when the skin becomes dry and flaky.
3. Verb, base form
A severe deficiency of niacin can lead to pellagra, a skin condition characterized by scaly skin sores.