undernutrition

[ uhn-der-noo-trish-uhn, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌʌn dər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu- /

noun

nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.

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Origin of undernutrition

First recorded in 1895–1900; under- + nutrition
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