Definition of avitaminosis in English:

avitaminosis

Syllabification: a·vi·ta·min·o·sis
Pronunciation: /āˌvītəmiˈnōsis
 
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noun (plural avitaminoses /-sēz/)

Medicine
  • A condition resulting from a deficiency of one or more particular vitamins.
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    • His first report describing the structure and development of the pineal gland was followed by reports on the neuropathology of avitaminosis, lead poisoning, and the structure and concentration of microglia.
    • In lesser-developed countries, avitaminosis A is correlated to increased mortality.
    • Symptoms of avitaminosis include tiredness, muscular weakness, lack of appetite, skin spots, bad breath, insomnia, irritability, nausea, depression and headache.

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