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malabsorption

[mal-uh b-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for malabsorption

malabsorption

noun
  1. a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
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Word Origin and History for malabsorption

n.

1879, from mal- + absorption.

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malabsorption in Medicine

malabsorption

(măl′əb-zôrpshən)
n.
  1. Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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