from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Severe protein malnutrition, especially in children after weaning, marked by lethargy, growth retardation, anemia, edema, potbelly, skin depigmentation, and hair loss or change in hair color.
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- n. A form of malnutrition, found in children, caused by dietary insufficiency of protein in combination with a high carbohydrate diet.
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- n. severe malnutrition in children resulting from a diet excessively high in carbohydrates and low in protein
Ga (Niger-Congo language of Ghana) kwashiɔkɔ.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)