Definition of beriberi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beriberi

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌberiˈberi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌberiˈberi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a disease that affects the nerves and heart, caused by a lack of vitamin B Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Sinhalese, from beri ‘weakness’.
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