Dr. Chiara, who had collapsed while driving himself on to care for the sick, was sure it was a deficiency disease.
It was an amount amazingly large and many of the items had presumably been exhausted during the deficiency disease attack.
Nothing could be more incongruous than the occurrence of a deficiency disease in this land of plenty.
Medical men thought it was a deficiency disease, but they had not traced down the deficiency responsible.
deficiency disease n.
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. Also called insufficiency disease.