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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avitaminosis was in 1914

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“Avitaminosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avitaminosis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

avitaminosis

noun
avi·​ta·​min·​osis
ˌā-ˌvīt-ə-mə-ˈnō-səs, British also ˌā-vi-ˌtam-ə-
plural avitaminoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce avitaminosis (audio)
: disease (as pellagra) resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins

called also hypovitaminosis

avitaminotic adjective
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