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|Noun||1.||hypovitaminosis - 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