• (British) IPA: /pɪˈlaɡɹə/, /pɛˈlaɡɹə/


  1. (pathology) A disease characterised by skin lesions and mental confusion, primarily caused by a niacin deficiency. [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 531:
      In 1755 the French physician Gaspar Casal (1680–1759) published an account of pellagra, then a new disease in Spain.
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