marasmus marasmus

Definition(s):

  • (n) extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders

Usage(s):

  1. They are all suffering from marasmus, the disease of advanced starvation.
  2. In Kurdistan babies have reportedly been suffering from marasmus and kwashiorkor, diseases usually brought on by the severe malnutrition endemic to countries like Sudan and Ethiopia.
  3. The hospital's 'Nutriward' has a total capacity of only twelve children, all suffering from marasmus, a severe form of malnutrition.

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