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deficiency diseasenoun [C]

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a ​diseasecaused by not ​eating enough of ​particulartypes of ​food that are ​necessary for good ​health: deficiencydiseases, for ​examplescurvy
(Definition of deficiency disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deficiency disease”
in Chinese (Simplified) 营养缺乏症…
in Chinese (Traditional) 營養缺乏症…
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