Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

undernutrition

[uhn-der-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.
Show More

Origin of undernutrition

First recorded in 1895–1900; under- + nutrition
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for undernutrition

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • With such knowledge, we may alter our diet very greatly without danger of undernutrition.