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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children).

Usage examples (33)
  • He had got something which Mrs. Nevill Tyson had never heard of -- "marasmus," the doctor called it.
  • AND ROPER, J. C.: The use of pancreatic vitamine in marasmus.
  • The same thing occurs more slowly in the condition commonly known as marasmus.
  • Her wrist label said she was suffering from "severe marasmus" -- malnutrition. for more
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