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malabsorption

Syllabification: mal·ab·sorp·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləbˈsôrpSHən, -ˈzôrp-
 
/

Definition of malabsorption in English:

noun

Imperfect absorption of food material by the small intestine.
Example sentences
  • Cystic fibrosis also causes malabsorption, although fat absorption is the hallmark of this condition.
  • Weight loss is accomplished both by restriction of food quantity and malabsorption of nutrients.
  • Other post-op complications include portal hypertension, malabsorption and rickets.

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