malabsorption

noun
mal·​ab·​sorp·​tion | \ ˌma-ləb-ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce malabsorption (audio) , -ˈzȯrp- \

Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption especially of nutrient materials from the gastrointestinal tract

Examples of malabsorption in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lack of bile in the stool can also cause gray discoloration, which again goes back to abnormal digestion and malabsorption. Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021 In addition, your tongue may burn and feel dry, which has to do with malabsorption of vitamin B12, folate, and iron, the Celiac Disease Foundation reports. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 2 June 2021 Okay, well is floating poop—and malabsorption—ever dangerous? Kasandra Brabaw, Health.com, 19 Nov. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, 5 Sep. 2019 Nutritional optic neuropathy, which Atan said is more frequently caused by malabsorption, certain medications and alcoholism, is a dysfunction in the optic nerve. Deanna Paul, Twin Cities, 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of malabsorption

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Malabsorption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malabsorption. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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malabsorption

noun
mal·​ab·​sorp·​tion | \ ˌmal-əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce malabsorption (audio) \

Medical Definition of malabsorption

: faulty absorption of nutrient materials from the digestive tract

called also malassimilation

Other Words from malabsorption

malabsorptive \ -​tiv How to pronounce malabsorption (audio) \ adjective

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