marasmus


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ma·ras·mus

 (mə-răz′məs)
n.
A progressive wasting of the body, occurring chiefly in young children and associated with insufficient intake or malabsorption of food.

[New Latin, from Greek marasmos, from marainein, to waste away; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·ras′mic adj.

marasmus

(məˈræzməs)
n
(Pathology) pathol general emaciation and wasting, esp of infants, thought to be associated with severe malnutrition or impaired utilization of nutrients
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek marasmos, from marainein to waste]
maˈrasmic adj

ma•ras•mus

(məˈræz məs)

n.
malnutrition occurring in infants and young children, caused by insufficient intake of calories or protein and characterized by thinness, dry skin, poor muscle development, and irritability.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek marasmós a wasting away, akin to maraínein to weaken]
ma•ras′mic, adj.
ma•ras′moid, adj.

marasmus

1. a wasting away or atrophying of the body in the absence of disease.
2. the progressive emaciation that results from malnutrition. — marasmic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
1. a wasting away or atrophying of the body in the absence of disease.
2. the progressive emaciation that results from malnutrition. — marasmic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marasmus - extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children)marasmus - extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
Translations
Marasmus

ma·ras·mus

n. marasmo, emaciación debida a malnutrición, esp. en la infancia.
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First, he examines so-called marasmus babies, which "provide the most dramatic, poignant and undeniable evidence that love is crucial to our bare survival.
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Obviously, if energy consumption is either above or below the needs of the individual in the long run, then, obesity or marasmus may appear.
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