kwashiorkor

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Etymology[edit]

Said to be from Twi, meaning “the sickness the older child gets when the next baby is born”.[1]

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kwashiorkor (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) A form of malnutrition, found in children, caused by dietary insufficiency of protein in combination with a high carbohydrate diet.

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  1. ^ Rebecca Tortello, Pieces of the Past, “Dr. Cicely Williams: Jamaica’s Gift to the Field for Maternal and Child Health Care 1893–1992.”. Accessed 2014-10-08.