kwashiorkor - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] medical 

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  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