malassimilation

[mal-uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh n]
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noun Pathology.

imperfect incorporation of nutrients into body tissue.

Nearby words

  1. malarial,
  2. malarial crescent,
  3. malariology,
  4. malarkey,
  5. malassezia,
  6. malate,
  7. malate dehydrogenase,
  8. malatesta,
  9. malathion,
  10. malatya

Origin of malassimilation

First recorded in 1860–65; mal- + assimilation

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British Dictionary definitions for malassimilation

malassimilation

noun

pathol defective assimilation of nutrients
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Word Origin and History for malassimilation

malassimilation

n.

also mal-assimilation, 1840, from mal- + assimilation.

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Medicine definitions for malassimilation

malassimilation

[măl′ə-sĭm′ə-lāshən]

n.

Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.

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