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malabsorption

[ mal-uhb-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp- ]
/ ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- /
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noun Pathology.
faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.
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Origin of malabsorption

First recorded in 1930–35; mal- + absorption
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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

malabsorption
/ (ˌmæləbˈsɔːpʃən) /

noun
a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
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Medical definitions for malabsorption

malabsorption
[ măl′əb-zôrpshən ]

n.
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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