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malabsorption

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noun mal·ab·sorp·tion \ˌma-ləb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of malabsorption

  1. :  faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract



Circa 1929

First Known Use of malabsorption

circa 1929


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malabsorption

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noun mal·ab·sorp·tion \ˌmal-əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Medical Definition of malabsorption

  1. :  faulty absorption of nutrient materials from the alimentary canal—called also malassimilation

  2. mal·ab·sorp·tive \-tiv\play adjective




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