[muh-raz-muh s] /məˈræz məs/
malnutrition occurring in infants and young children, caused by insufficient intake of calories or protein and characterized by thinness, dry skin, poor muscle development, and irritability.
(pathol) general emaciation and wasting, esp of infants, thought to be associated with severe malnutrition or impaired utilization of nutrients
“wasting away of the body,” 1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek marasmos “a wasting away, withering, decay,” from marainein “to quench, weaken, wither,” from PIE root *mer- “to rub away, harm” (see morbid). Maras (n.) evidently in the same sense is attested from mid-15c. Related: Marasmic.
marasmus ma·ras·mus (mə-rāz’məs)
Chronic wasting of body tissues, especially in young children, commonly due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and calories. Also called athrepsia.
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noun 1. a loose league of states in central and western India, c1750–1818.