Definition of perosis in English:

perosis

noun

Medicine
  • A deformity of the leg in poultry involving dislocation of the gastrocnemius tendon, thought to be the result of a dietary deficiency.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science. From ancient Greek πήρωσις maiming from πηροῦν to maim (from πηρός maimed, of uncertain origin) + -σις.

Pronunciation

perosis

/pəˈrəʊsɪs/