kwashiorkor

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From Ga kwašiɔkɔ, kwàṣìɔkɔ́. Said to mean “the sickness the older child gets when the next baby is born”.[1]

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kwashiorkor (countable and uncountable, plural kwashiorkors)

  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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kwashiorkor m (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) kwashiorkor (malnutrition caused by protein deficiency)