aphosphorosis

noun

aphos·​pho·​ro·​sis ˌā-ˌfäs-fə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce aphosphorosis (audio)
plural aphosphoroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce aphosphorosis (audio)
: a deficiency disease especially of domestic cattle caused by inadequate intake of dietary phosphorus and marked by lameness, scouring, and loss of appetite

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“Aphosphorosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aphosphorosis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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