Definition of avitaminosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɪˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs/
Pronunciation: /eɪˌvʌɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs/

noun (plural avitaminoses /eɪˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsiːz/)

A condition resulting from a deficiency of a particular vitamin.
Example sentences
  • 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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