A nutritional syndrome caused by any of various disorders in which there is ineffective absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract, characterized by diverse conditions such as diarrhea, weakness, edema, lassitude, weight loss, poor appetite, protuberant abdomen, pallor, bleeding tendencies, and muscle cramps.
These Common Words Have Some Very Uncommon OppositesYou know up is the opposite of down, but do you know the antonyms of ambidextrous and placebo? English isn't always black and white.
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