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malabsorption Line breaks: mal|ab¦sorp|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləbˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/

Definition of malabsorption in English:


[mass 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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