malassimilation

[ mal-uh-sim-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌmæl əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Pathology.

imperfect incorporation of nutrients into body tissue.

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Origin of malassimilation

First recorded in 1860–65; mal- + assimilation
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British Dictionary definitions for malassimilation

malassimilation
/ (ˌmæləˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

pathol defective assimilation of nutrients
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Medical definitions for malassimilation

malassimilation
[ măl′ə-sĭm′ə-lāshən ]

n.

Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.
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