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.
A disease brought about because some vital element is missing in the diet. The food lack is generally of protein, vitamins, or minerals. Common conditions are:
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A disease caused by lack of an essential nutrient. See also vitamin deficiency disease.
An adverse condition in the human body that develops as a result of a lack of a vitamin or other necessary substance. See Vitamins.
A disturbance produced by lack of nutritional or metabolic factors. Used chiefly in reference to avitaminosis.