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n. pl. a·vi·ta·min·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.
a·vi′ta·min·ot′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) any disease caused by a vitamin deficiency in the diet
a•vi•ta•min•o•sis(eɪˌvaɪ tə məˈnoʊ sɪs)
any disease caused by a lack of vitamins.
a•vi`ta•min•ot′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.
any disease or illness caused by an insufficiency of one or more vitamins. — avitaminotic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||avitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins|
beriberi - avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
Alpine scurvy, maidism, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, mayidism, pellagra, Saint Ignatius' itch - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
rickets, rachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus