undernutrition

noun
un·​der·​nu·​tri·​tion | \ ˌən-dər-nu̇-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce undernutrition (audio) , -nyu̇-\

Definition of undernutrition

: deficient bodily nutrition due to inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation

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That equates to about one in five children in the entire country, according to Willemot, and about 12% of the global cases of this most dangerous type of undernutrition. Nick Turse, Teen Vogue, "The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Humanitarian Crises Leaving Millions of Children In Danger," 14 Nov. 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Many of them were children, suffering from undernutrition. Denise Gellene, BostonGlobe.com, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undernutrition was in 1876

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undernutrition

noun
un·​der·​nu·​tri·​tion | \ -n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce undernutrition (audio) \

Medical Definition of undernutrition

: deficient bodily nutrition due to inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation

called also hyponutrition

Other Words from undernutrition

undernutritional \ -​əl How to pronounce undernutritional (audio) \ adjective

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