acrodermatitis enteropathica

[ĕn′tə-rō-păthĭ-kə]

n.

A genetic defect in the malabsorption of zinc, beginning as a skin eruption on an extremity or around a body orifice, followed by hair loss and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal disturbances.

Nearby words

  1. aporepressor,
  2. aporetic,
  3. aporia,
  4. aport,
  5. aposematic,
  6. aposiopesis,
  7. apospory,
  8. apostasy,
  9. apostate,
  10. apostatize


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