malassimilation

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

imperfect incorporation of nutrients into body tissue.

Origin of malassimilation

First recorded in 1860–65; mal- + assimilation
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malassimilation

noun

pathol defective assimilation of nutrients
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Word Origin and History for malassimilation
n.

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

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malassimilation in Medicine

malassimilation

[măl′ə-sĭm′ə-lāshən]

n.

Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.
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