deficiency disease


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deficiency disease

n.
A condition or disease caused by deficiency of a specific vitamin, mineral, or macronutrient such as protein, resulting from inadequate dietary intake, problems with digestion or absorption, or insufficient environmental exposure.

deficiency disease

n
1. (Pathology) med any condition, such as pellagra, beriberi, or scurvy, produced by a lack of vitamins or other essential substances. Compare avitaminosis
2. (Botany) botany any disease caused by lack of essential minerals

defi′ciency disease`


n.
any illness associated with an insufficient supply of one or more essential dietary constituents.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deficiency disease - any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral)
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
zinc deficiency - a deficiency caused by inadequate zinc in the diet or by liver disease or cystic fibrosis or other diseases
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