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n. anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency

Usage examples of "favism".

Mild cases of favism result in fatigue and nausea, acute cases in jaundice.

The Iranians never listened to him, and a recent survey of 579 cases of favism there blamed the broad bean for all but four.

The good news is that favism attacks mainly people who have something called G6PD genetic deficiency and eat huge quantities of raw favas.