[mal-uh b-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/
faulty of nutritive material from the intestine.
a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc
1879, from mal- + absorption.
malabsorption mal·ab·sorp·tion (māl’əb-sôrp’shən, -zôrp’-)
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
[muh-lah-boh] /məˈlɑ boʊ/ noun 1. a town in and the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on N Bioko island. noun 1. a republic in W equatorial Africa, comprising the mainland province of Río Muni and the island province of Bioko: formerly a Spanish colony. 10,824 sq. mi. (28,034 sq. km). Capital: Malabo. /məˈlɑːbəʊ/ noun 1. the […]
- Malabsorption syndrome
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.