deficiency deficiency  /dɪ ˈfɪ ʃən si/


  1. (n) the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  2. (n) lack of an adequate quantity or number



  1. The birth defect an enzyme deficiency causes severe mental retardation, epilepsy and disfigurement of features.
  2. But the notion that immune deficiency is only acquired from a single virus cannot be sustained.
  3. The effects of severe lactase deficiency can be both distressing and dramatic.


  1. 55,500 ‘High-3’ retirees might never see back pay

    Last November an independent audit of the Military Retirement Fund uncovered a “significant deficiency” in the way the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has been calculating retired pay for about 15 percent of 370,000 retirees who are under a “High-3” retired pay formula.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. Iodine Deficiency in Developing Countries Drives the Global Iodine Market, According to a New Report by Global ...

    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine markets. Global consumption of Iodine is projected to reach 36.8 thousand metric tons by 2018, driven by increasing demand from traditional end-use markets as well as new emerging applications. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Men’s Health: Testosterone Deficiency

    (KTVI) – June is “Men’s Health Month” and Low T, also known as Testosterone Deficiency, is being discussed. Dr. Stephen...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

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