deficiency disease

noun

Definition of deficiency disease

  1. :  a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and especially a vitamin or mineral

1912

First Known Use of deficiency disease

1912


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deficiency disease

noun

Medical Definition of deficiency disease

  1. :  a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and especially a vitamin or mineral


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