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deficiency US English

A lack or shortage

deficiency US Thesaurus

a vitamin deficiency

ADA deficiency US English

Deficiency of the enzyme adenosine deaminase; an inherited (autosomal recessive) disorder characterized by this, most commonly presenting as severe combined immunodeficiency.

iron deficiency US English

Lack of sufficient iron (in an organism, the soil, diet, etc.); an instance of this.

deficiency disease US English

A disease caused by the lack of some essential or important element in the diet, usually a particular vitamin or mineral

deficiency payment US English

A payment made, typically by a government body, to cover a financial deficit incurred in the course of an activity such as farming or education

immune deficiency US English

Another term for immunodeficiency.

mental deficiency US English

The condition of having a mental disability

iron deficiency anaemia US English

Anaemia resulting from depletion of the body's stores of iron, typically associated with dietary insufficiency of iron and/or chronic loss of blood.

AIDS US English

A disease in which there is a severe loss of the body’s cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy