malabsorption


mal·ab·sorp·tion

noun \ˌma-ləb-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\

Definition of MALABSORPTION

:  faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract

First Known Use of MALABSORPTION

circa 1929

mal·ab·sorp·tion

noun \ˌmal-əb-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALABSORPTION

: faulty absorption of nutrient materials from the alimentary canal—called also malassimilation
mal·ab·sorp·tive \-tiv\ adjective

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