Definition of Favism

1. Noun. Anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency.

Generic synonyms: Anaemia, Anemia



Definition of Favism

1. an acute anemia [n -S]

Medical Definition of Favism

1. Haemolytic anaemia induced in individuals who are glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficient by eating fava beans from Vicia fava. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Favism

Fatimids
Fatimite
Fatimites
Fats Domino
Fats Waller
Faulkner
Faulknerian
Fauntleroy
Faunus
Faust
Faustian
Fausto Paolo Sozzini
Faustus
Faustus Socinus
Fauve
Favism
Favre's dystrophy
Favre-Racouchet's disease
Favre-Racouchot syndrome
Fawcett
Fawkes
Faxe
Faxon
Fay
Faye
Fayette
Fayetteville
Fayyumic
Fc

Literary usage of Favism

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1. Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1917)
"favism (from fava, "bean") is an acute febrile anemia with jaundice and hemoglobinuria which occurs in Italy and has been attributed to the use of beans as ..."

2. The People by J. L. Angel (1971)
"This extra resistance seems to be typical also of G6PD deficiency (lack of the enzyme Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase) which also produces favism and ..."

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