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Meaning of kwashiorkor

kwash•i•or•kor

Pronunciation: (kwä"shē-ôr'kôr, -kur), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a malnutrition disease, chiefly of children, caused by severe protein and vitamin deficiency and characterized by retarded growth, changes in pigmentation, potbelly, and anemia.
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