Definition of raphania in English:

raphania

noun

Medicine
historical
  • A disease occurring in epidemics and characterized by fever, delirium, and seizures or muscle spasms, originally attributed to the contamination of grain with seeds of the wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum.

Origin

Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin raphania from classical Latin raphanus + -ia.

Pronunciation

raphania

/rəˈfeɪnɪə/