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disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. adj., adj avitaminot´ic.
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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.
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avitaminosisThe state of vitamin deficiency or a disorder caused by a deficiency of one or more vitamins.
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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.
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