avitaminosis


avi·ta·min·osis

noun \ˌā-ˌvī-tə-mə-ˈnō-səs\
plural avi·ta·min·o·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of AVITAMINOSIS

:  disease (as pellagra) resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins
avi·ta·min·ot·ic \-mə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

Origin of AVITAMINOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1914

avi·ta·min·osis

noun \ˌā-ˌvīt-ə-mə-ˈnō-səs, British also ˌā-vi-ˌtam-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural avi·ta·min·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of AVITAMINOSIS

: disease (as pellagra) resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins—called also hypovitaminosis
avi·ta·min·ot·ic \-mə-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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