Minamata disease

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Minamata disease a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
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Usage


In news:

New research into Minamata disease suggests that Japan's worst case of industrial pollution may have affected tens of thousands more people than previously believed.
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