Medical Dictionary


adj de·fi·cient \di-ˈfish-ənt\

Medical Definition of DEFICIENT

:  lacking in some necessary quality or element <a deficient diet>
:  not up to a normal standard or complement <deficient strength>
:  having, relating to, or characterized by a genetic deletion
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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