deficiency disease


deficiency disease

noun

Definition of DEFICIENCY DISEASE

:  a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and especially a vitamin or mineral

First Known Use of DEFICIENCY DISEASE

1912

deficiency disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEFICIENCY DISEASE

: a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and especially a vitamin or mineral

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