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- 1. kuru, nervous disorder, neurological disorder, neurological disease
- usage: 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
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See also: kuru (Dictionary)