deficiency disease

deficiency disease

noun Pathology.

  1. any illness associated with an insufficient supply of one or more essential dietary constituents.


  1. med any condition, such as pellagra, beriberi, or scurvy, produced by a lack of vitamins or other essential substancesCompare avitaminosis
  2. botany any disease caused by lack of essential minerals


  1. A disease that is caused by a dietary deficiency of specific nutrients, especially a vitamin or mineral, possibly stemming from insufficient intake, digestion, absorption, or utilization of a nutrient.insufficiency disease
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