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Pronunciation: o'ne-al'a-e

Definition: An acute disease affecting residents of Central Africa, characterized by bloody vesicles of the mouth and other mucous surfaces, hematuria, and melena; defective nutrition may be the cause.

Synonym(s): akembe, kafindo

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