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noun [uncountable] medical     kwashiorkor pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    a serious disease that mainly affects children in Africa and is caused by a lack of protein in the food that they eat
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a type of malnutrition that affects young children in the tropics, caused by lack of protein in the diet

    That small boy has kwashiorkor.

    Submitted on 26/09/2015
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