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undernutrition

noun un·der·nu·tri·tion \-n-ˈtri-shən, -ny-\

Definition of UNDERNUTRITION

:  deficient bodily nutrition due to inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation

First Known Use of UNDERNUTRITION

1876

undernutrition

noun un·der·nu·tri·tion \-n(y)-ˈtrish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERNUTRITION

:  deficient bodily nutrition due to inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation—called also hyponutrition
un·der·nu·tri·tion·al \-əl\ adjective

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