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malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-n-ˈtri-shən, -ny-\

: the unhealthy condition that results from not eating enough food or not eating enough healthy food : poor nutrition

Full Definition of MALNUTRITION

:  faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization

Examples of MALNUTRITION

  1. a program to help poor children suffering from malnutrition

First Known Use of MALNUTRITION

1862

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-n(y)-ˈtrish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALNUTRITION

:  faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization
mal·nu·tri·tion·al \-əl\ adjective

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