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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).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Rarely used term for incomplete or faulty assimilation; malabsorption.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Rarely used term for incomplete or faulty assimilation; malabsorption
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