avitaminosis

noun
avi·​ta·​min·​osis | \ ˌā-ˌvī-tə-mə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce avitaminosis (audio) \
plural avitaminoses\ ˌā-​ˌvī-​tə-​mə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce avitaminoses (audio) \

Definition of avitaminosis

: disease (such as pellagra) resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins

Other Words from avitaminosis

avitaminotic \ ˌā-​ˌvī-​tə-​mə-​ˈnä-​tik How to pronounce avitaminotic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of avitaminosis

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avitaminosis

New Latin

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“Avitaminosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avitaminosis. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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avitaminosis

noun
avi·​ta·​min·​osis | \ ˌā-ˌvīt-ə-mə-ˈnō-səs, British also ˌā-vi-ˌtam-ə- \
plural avitaminoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce avitaminoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of avitaminosis

: disease (as pellagra) resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins

called also hypovitaminosis

Other Words from avitaminosis

avitaminotic \ -​mə-​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce avitaminotic (audio) \ adjective

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