pedatrophy


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ma·ras·mus

(mă-raz'mŭs),
Cachexia, especially in young children, primarily due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and calories.
[G. marasmos, withering]

pedatrophy

(pē-dăt′rō-fē) [Gr. pais, child, + atrophia, want of nourishment]
1. Marasmus.
2. Any wasting disease in children.
3. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis..