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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Severe malnutrition in infants and children caused by a diet excessively high in carbohydrate and extremely low in protein.

Usage examples (37)
  • She had what is called kwashiorkor i.e. severe protein and calorie malnutrition.
  • I notice one young boy's badly swollen feet: they're a sign of a medical condition known as kwashiorkor, or severe protein deficiency.
  • Nutritional diseases such as kwashiorkor are no longer notifiable, and so it is not easy to estimate their scale.
  • The West learned a new word, "kwashiorkor," the fatal lack of protein from which thousands of children were dying. for more
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