malabsorption

[ mal-uh b-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp- ]
/ ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- /

noun Pathology.

faulty absorption of nutritive material from the intestine.

Nearby words

  1. mala,
  2. mala fide,
  3. mala fides,
  4. malabar coast,
  5. malabo,
  6. malabsorption syndrome,
  7. malacca,
  8. malacca cane,
  9. malacca, strait of,
  10. malachi

Origin of malabsorption

First recorded in 1930–35; mal- + absorption

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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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Word Origin and History for malabsorption

malabsorption

n.

1879, from mal- + absorption.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for malabsorption

malabsorption

[ măl′əb-zôrpshən ]

n.

Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.

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