malabsorption

noun mal·ab·sorp·tion \ ˌma-ləb-ˈsȯrp-shən , -ˈzȯrp- \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract

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circa 1929

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malabsorption

noun mal·ab·sorp·tion \ ˌmal-əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- \

medical Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption of nutrient materials from the digestive tract called also malassimilation

malabsorptive

play \-tiv\ adjective

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