[ uhn-der-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌʌn dər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu- /
nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.
Origin of undernutrition
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Examples from the Web for undernutrition
“One-third of South Asians and more than half of all Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from malnutrition or undernutrition,” he writes.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With such knowledge, we may alter our diet very greatly without danger of undernutrition.Everyday Foods in War Time|Mary Swartz Rose