from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A disease, such as rickets or scurvy, that is caused by a dietary deficiency of specific nutrients, especially a vitamin or mineral. The disease may stem from insufficient intake, digestion, absorption, or utilization of a nutrient.
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- noun any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral)
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