kuru

NOUN
  1. 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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  • None of them is actually a normal human: Yuki is an alien robot, Mikuru is a time traveler from a distant future, and Itsuki is an esper, a being with magic-like powers. Light Novels: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya » Fanboy.com
  • Duryodhana's slaughter, the three car-warriors (of the Kuru side) that were still unslain (Ashvatthama and Kripa and Kritavarma), filled with rage, O monarch, slaughtered the Pancala troops in the night. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • For many years after their discovery as the agents of some rare neurodegenerative diseases in mammals, such as scrapie in sheep and human Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and kuru, prions have remained a truly esoteric research topic.
  • They joined forces with the Kurume Shinai High School to perform several concerts.
  • Another costume that is still commonly seen is the baju kurung in Malaysia, which is the traditional dress for the Malays.
  • In this cross-boundary municipality, Segonyane and Kuruman/Mothibistad have been identified as a nodal point for the integrated sustainable rural development programme and thus as strategic focus areas for concentrated rural development. Speaking notes at the Launch of the Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme
  • In the middle of the 20th century, the Fore tribe of the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea was devastated by a CJD-like disease called kuru, which was passed on by mortuary feasts in which the brains of the dead were consumed. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • At last year's swearing-in ceremony, she appeared in a violet baju kurung, a traditional dress.
  • The brain pathology was vividly reminiscent of Kuru, a disease once found in a New Guinea tribe of cannibals who ate the brains of their dead.
  • U.N. Humanitarian spokeswoman, Elizabeth Byrs, says violence goes on and people are continuing to flee to Nakuru in the Rift Valley at a rate of about 1,000 a day.
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