Definition of avitaminosis in English:

avitaminosis

noun

Medicine
  • A condition resulting from a deficiency of a particular vitamin.

    • ‘Symptoms of avitaminosis include tiredness, muscular weakness, lack of appetite, skin spots, bad breath, insomnia, irritability, nausea, depression and headache.’
    • ‘In lesser-developed countries, avitaminosis A is correlated to increased mortality.’
    • ‘The circle would close this way: avitaminosis that is a consequence of poverty cannot be removed with ‘golden rice’ because poverty hinders its utilization.’
    • ‘His first report describing the structure and development of the pineal gland was followed by reports on the neuropathology of avitaminosis, lead poisoning, and the structure and concentration of microglia.’

Pronunciation

avitaminosis

/eɪˌvʌɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs//eɪˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs/