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deficiency disease

noun [C] uk   us  
a disease caused by not eating enough of particular types of food that are necessary for good health: deficiency diseases, for example scurvy
Translations of “deficiency disease”
in Chinese (Traditional) 營養缺乏症…
in Chinese (Simplified) 营养缺乏症…
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