Meaning of “deficiency disease” in the English Dictionary

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"deficiency disease" in British English

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deficiency diseasenoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈfɪʃ.ə dɪˌziːz/ us /dɪˈfɪʃ.ə dɪˌziːz/

a disease caused by not eating enough of particular types of food that are necessary for good health:

(Definition of “deficiency disease” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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