n.1.(Milling) A machine for breaking open the kernels of wheat or other grain and removing the germs.
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The American epidemic of pellagra, which at its peak around 1914-1915 may have affected 250,000 Americans with 7000 deaths each year, may have been caused by the introduction of the Beall degerminator for corn, which converted what had been a whole grain into a highly-refined carbohydrate for millions of Americans.