deficiency disease


deficiency disease
any disease caused by the lack of an essential nutrient in the diet. Such nutrients include vitamins, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

The new mediacal dictionary. 2014.

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  • deficiency disease — n a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and esp. a vitamin or mineral * * * any disease caused by the lack of an essential nutrient in the diet. Such nutrients include vitamin, essential amino acid, and essential… …   Medical dictionary

  • deficiency disease — n. a disease, as rickets or pellagra, caused by a dietary lack of vitamins, minerals, etc. or by an inability to metabolize them …   English World dictionary

  • deficiency disease — deficiency syndrome …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • deficiency disease — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deficiency disease — noun any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral) • Hypernyms: ↑disease • Hyponyms: ↑malnutrition, ↑zinc deficiency …   Useful english dictionary

  • deficiency disease — n. disease caused by the deficiency of essential nutrient or other substance required for growth (such as vitamin or mineral) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deficiency disease — noun (C, U) a disease caused by a lack of a food substance that is necessary for good health: deficiency diseases such as rickets …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deficiency disease — noun Date: 1912 a disease (as scurvy) caused by a lack of essential dietary elements and especially a vitamin or mineral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deficiency disease — noun a disease caused by the lack of some essential element in the diet, usually a particular vitamin or mineral …   English new terms dictionary

  • deficiency disease — defi′ciency disease n. pat any illness associated with an insufficient supply of one or more essential dietary constituents • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang


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