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marasmus División en sílabas: ma·ras·mus
Pronunciación: /məˈrazməs/

Definición de marasmus en inglés:


Severe undernourishment causing an infant’s or child’s weight to be significantly low for their age (e.g., below 60 percent of normal).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Clinical impression of wasting of musculature of the limbs, but not severe enough to describe the child as suffering from marasmus was classified as emaciation.
  • Patients with marasmus present with severe weight loss and wasting of both muscle and adipose tissue.
  • Prevalence of clinical protein energy malnutrition in the form of marasmus was found in 6 children, while Kwashiorkor was not recorded.


Pronunciación: /məˈrazmik/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Most patients continued to lose weight, and marasmic malnutrition continued despite the provision of adequate calories and protein through the feeding tube.
  • The young woman was clearly visible from the consulting room window, her emaciated frame draped in the tattered remnants of a sari, with a marasmic toddler balanced on her hip.
  • The child is apathetic and does not cry often, unlike the anxious marasmic child.


Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek marasmos 'withering', from marainein 'wither'.

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