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Origin of marasmus
Examples from the Web for marasmus
It is claimed that heated milk causes such diseases as rickets, scurvy and marasmus in children.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
One day passed without a call—six days died of marasmus, and never the first patient crossed the threshold of my office.
The proof that the absence of secretin is characteristic of diabetes or of marasmus is not yet available.
The defence commonly set up is that the child died either of marasmus or of tuberculosis.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The rapidity with which emaciation, hydrops, and marasmus occur in severe cases is thus easily accounted for.
Word Origin for marasmus
"wasting away of the body," 1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek marasmos "a wasting away, withering, decay," from marainein "to quench, weaken, wither," from PIE root *mer- "to rub away, harm" (see morbid). Maras (n.) evidently in the same sense is attested from mid-15c. Related: Marasmic.