[ mal-uhb-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp- ]
/ ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- /
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faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.
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Words nearby malabsorption
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British Dictionary definitions for malabsorption
/ (ˌmæləbˈsɔːpʃən) /
a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
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Medical definitions for malabsorption
[ măl′əb-zôrp′shən ]
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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