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Definitions and Synonyms of avitaminosis | Another word for avitaminosis | What is avitaminosis?

Definition 1: any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for avitaminosis in the sense of this definition

(avitaminosis is a kind of ...) a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods

(... is a kind of avitaminosis ) avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)

(... is a kind of avitaminosis ) a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

(... is a kind of avitaminosis ) childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus

(... is a kind of avitaminosis ) a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

(... is a kind of avitaminosis ) inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder

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