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malnutrition

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noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-nu̇-ˈtri-shən, -nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of malnutrition

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of malnutrition

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


MALNUTRITION Defined for Kids

malnutrition

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noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-nu̇-ˈtri-shən, -nyu̇-\

Definition of malnutrition for Students

  1. :  a condition of weakness and poor health that results from not eating enough food or from eating food without the proper nutrients




Medical Dictionary

malnutrition

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

Medical Definition of malnutrition

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

malnutritional

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