Malnutrition definition

mălno͝o-trĭshən, -nyo͝o-
Poor nutrition because of an insufficient or poorly balanced diet or faulty digestion or utilization of foods.
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Poor nutrition because of an insufficient or poorly balanced diet or faulty digestion or utilization of foods.
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Inadequate nutrition; poor nourishment resulting from insufficient food, improper diet, etc.
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Malnutrition is defined as poor health as the result of not digesting enough nutritious food.

An example of a case of malnutrition is a family starving because they cannot afford any food.

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Poor nutrition caused by an insufficient, oversufficient, or poorly balanced diet or by a medical condition, such as chronic diarrhea, resulting in inadequate digestion or utilization of foods.
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A lack of adequate nourishment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malnutrition
Plural:
malnutritions

Origin of malnutrition