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English definition of “kwashiorkor”

kwashiorkor

noun [U]     /ˌkwæʃ.iˈɔː.kɔːr/ US  /ˌkwɑː.ʃiːˈɔːr.kɔːr/ specialized
a serious disease caused by eating too little protein , mainly found in children in parts of tropical Africa Disease and illness - general words
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