AskDefine | Define avitaminosis

Dictionary Definition

avitaminosis n : any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins [syn: hypovitaminosis] [also: avitaminoses (pl)]

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  1. Any disease which is caused by vitamin deficiency.

Extensive Definition

Avitaminosis is any disease caused by chronic or long-term vitamin deficiency or caused by a defect in metabolic conversion, such as tryptophan to niacin. They are designated by the same letter as the vitamin.
Conversely hypervitaminosis is the syndrome of symptoms caused by over-retention of fat-soluble vitamins in the body.


Avitaminoses include
avitaminosis in Bosnian: Avitaminoza
avitaminosis in Bulgarian: Авитаминоза
avitaminosis in Czech: Avitaminóza
avitaminosis in German: Avitaminose
avitaminosis in Spanish: Avitaminosis
avitaminosis in Esperanto: Avitaminozo
avitaminosis in French: Avitaminose
avitaminosis in Italian: Avitaminosi
avitaminosis in Georgian: ავიტამინოზი
avitaminosis in Lithuanian: Avitaminozė
avitaminosis in Dutch: Deficiëntieziekte
avitaminosis in Polish: Awitaminoza
avitaminosis in Portuguese: Avitaminose
avitaminosis in Russian: Авитаминоз
avitaminosis in Slovenian: Avitaminoza
avitaminosis in Tajik: Авитаминоз
avitaminosis in Ukrainian: Авітамінози
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