Definition of malabsorption
: faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract
Recent Examples of malabsorption from the Web
In this disorder, a bacterium known as Tropheryma whipplei attacks the digestive system, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea and malabsorption.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'malabsorption'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of malabsorption
Learn More about malabsorption
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about malabsorption
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up malabsorption? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).