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a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

 (ā-vī′tə-mĭ-nō′sĭs)
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.

avitaminosis

(æˌvɪtəmɪnˈəʊsɪs; ˌævɪˌtæmɪˈnəʊsɪs)
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)

n.
any disease caused by a lack of vitamins.
[1910–15]
a•vi`ta•min•ot′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.

avitaminosis

any disease or illness caused by an insufficiency of one or more vitamins. — avitaminotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitaminsavitaminosis - 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
scorbutus, scurvy - a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
moon blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia - inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
Translations

a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

n. avitaminosis, trastorno o enfermedad causada por una deficiencia vitamínica.
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Nao havia preocupacao com o fornecimento dos alimentos protetores do organismo, isso fazia com que as senzalas fossem espacos de afeccoes, avitaminoses, tuberculose e tantos outros males.
Ceux-ci sont par consE[umlaut]quent enlevE[umlaut]s Ea l'organisme provoquant des avitaminoses et une perte du calcium et de la vitamine B".