Definitions of avitaminosis

n any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins

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avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
Alpine scurvy, Saint Ignatius' itch, maidism, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, mayidism, pellagra
a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
rachitis, rickets
childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
scorbutus, scurvy
a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
moon blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia
inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
kakke disease
the endemic form of beriberi
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a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods

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