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English definition of “deficiency disease”

deficiency disease

noun [C]    
a disease caused by not eating enough of particular types of food that are necessary for good health : deficiency diseases , for example scurvy Diets and dieting
(Definition of deficiency disease noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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