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English definition of “kwashiorkor”


noun [U] uk   /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 AfricaDisease and illness - general words
(Definition of kwashiorkor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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