Definition of kuru

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • kuru is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • kuru is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • kuru is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 10

Definition of kuru


  • 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 (noun)

See definition of kuru in Merriam Webster

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