avitaminosis(redirected from fat-soluble avitaminosis)
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disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. adj., adj avitaminot´ic.
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.
Etymology: Gk, a, not; L, vita, life, amine, osis, condition
avitaminosisThe state of vitamin deficiency or a disorder caused by a deficiency of one or more vitamins.
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.
disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. See also nutritional deficiency under each vitamin.