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Cachexia, especially in young children, primarily due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and calories.
[G. marasmos, withering]
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pedatrophy(pē-dăt′rō-fē) [Gr. pais, child, + atrophia, want of nourishment]
2. Any wasting disease in children.
3. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis..
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