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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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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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