malassimilation


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malassimilation

 [mal″ah-sim″ĭ-la´shun]
1. imperfect, faulty, or disordered assimilation.
2. the inability of the gastrointestinal tract to take up one or more ingested nutrients, whether due to faulty digestion (maldigestion) or to impaired intestinal mucosal transport (malabsorption).

mal·as·sim·i·la·tion

(mal'ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn),
Rarely used term for incomplete or faulty assimilation; malabsorption.

malassimilation

(măl′ə-sĭm′ə-lā′shən)
n.
Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.

mal·as·sim·i·la·tion

(mal'ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn)
Rarely used term for incomplete or faulty assimilation; malabsorption