Definition of malabsorption in English:



  • [mass noun] Imperfect absorption of food material by the small intestine.

    • ‘The classic disorder of malabsorption is pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the gastric parietal cells.’
    • ‘Cystic fibrosis also causes malabsorption, although fat absorption is the hallmark of this condition.’
    • ‘Other post-op complications include portal hypertension, malabsorption and rickets.’
    • ‘This may cause diarrhoea on account of the possible bile acid malabsorption.’
    • ‘Weight loss is accomplished both by restriction of food quantity and malabsorption of nutrients.’