malabsorption syndrome n.
A nutritional syndrome caused by any of various disorders in which there is ineffective absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract, characterized by diverse conditions such as diarrhea, weakness, edema, lassitude, weight loss, poor appetite, protuberant abdomen, pallor, bleeding tendencies, and muscle cramps.
[muh-lak-uh, -lah-kuh] /məˈlæk ə, -ˈlɑ kə/ noun 1. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula: formerly a part of the British Straits Settlements and of the Federation of Malaya. 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the capital of this state. 3. Strait of, a strait between Sumatra and […]
noun 1. a cane or walking stick made of the brown, often mottled or clouded stem of an East Indian rattan palm, Calamus scipionum.
[mal-uh-kahy] /ˈmæl əˌkaɪ/ noun 1. a Minor Prophet of the 5th century b.c. 2. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Mal. /ˈmæləˌkaɪ/ noun (Old Testament) 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 5th century bc 2. the book containing his oracles Douay spelling Malachias (ˌmæləˈkaɪəs) masc. proper name, Old Testament name of the […]
[mal-uh-kahyt] /ˈmæl əˌkaɪt/ noun 1. a green mineral, basic copper carbonate, Cu 2 CO 3 (OH) 2 , an ore of copper, used for making ornamental articles. 2. a ceramic ware made in imitation of this. /ˈmæləˌkaɪt/ noun 1. a bright green mineral, found in veins and in association with copper deposits. It is a […]