Definition of Raphany

1. n. A convulsive disease, attended with ravenous hunger, not uncommon in Sweden and Germany. It was so called because supposed to be caused by eating corn with which seeds of jointed charlock (Raphanus raphanistrum) had been mixed, but the condition is now known to be a form of ergotism.



Medical Definition of Raphany

1. A convulsive disease, attended with ravenous hunger, not uncommon in Sweden and Germany. It was so called because supposed to be caused by eating corn with which seeds of jointed charlock (Raphanus raphanistrum) had been mixed, but the condition is now known to be a form of ergotism. Origin: Cf. F. Raphanie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raphany

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rapeseed
rapeseed oil
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raphania
raphanias
raphanoid
raphany (current term)
raphe
raphe anococcygea
raphe corporis callosi
raphe linguae
raphe medullae oblongatae
raphe nuclei
raphe palati
raphe palpebralis lateralis
raphe pharyngis
raphe pontis
raphe pterygomandibularis
raphe retinae

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