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undernutrition

[uhn-der-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-] /ˌʌn dər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu-/
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1.
nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.
Origin of undernutrition
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; under- + nutrition
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  • With such knowledge, we may alter our diet very greatly without danger of undernutrition.

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