avitaminosis


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avitaminosis

 [a-vi″tah-mĭ-no´sis]
disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. adj., adj avitaminot´ic.

a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(ā-vī'tă-min-ō'sis),
Properly, hypovitaminosis.

avitaminosis

(ā-vī′tə-mĭ-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. avitamino·ses (-sēz)
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.

a·vi′ta·min·ot′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

avitaminosis

[āvī′təminō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, a, not; L, vita, life, amine, osis, condition
a condition resulting from a deficiency of or lack of absorption or use of one or more dietary vitamins. Also called hypovitaminosis. Compare hypervitaminosis. See also specific vitamins.

a·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(ā-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Properly, hypovitaminosis.

avitaminosis

The state of vitamin deficiency or a disorder caused by a deficiency of one or more vitamins.

hy·po·vi·ta·min·o·sis

(hī'pō-vī'tă-min-ō'sis)
Nutritional deficiency state characterized by relative insufficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet; manifested first by depletion of tissue levels, then by functional changes, and finally by appearance of morphologic lesions.
Compare: avitaminosis

avitaminosis (āvī´təminō´sis),

n a disease or condition resulting from a deficiency of one or more vitamins in the diet (e.g., scurvy, resulting from ascorbic acid deficiency, and beriberi, resulting from a thiamine deficiency).
avitaminosis, fat-soluble,
n a disease resulting from deficiency of the fat-soluble vitamins (i.e., A, D, E, and K).

avitaminosis

disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. See also nutritional deficiency under each vitamin.