faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.
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How to use malabsorption in a sentence
Gastroenterologists start to suspect a malabsorption issue when unintentional weight loss, fatigue, or weakness have occurred—and when stools look oily and are difficult to flush because they stick to the toilet, Mumtaz says.
British Dictionary definitions for malabsorption
a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
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