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marasmus

Pronunciation: ma-raz'mus

Definition: Cachexia, especially in young children, primarily due to prolonged dietary deficiency of protein and calories.

Synonym(s): marantic atrophy, Parrot disease2, pedatrophia, pedatrophy

[G. marasmos, withering]

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