Definition of malabsorption in English:

malabsorption

noun

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

    • ‘Weight loss is accomplished both by restriction of food quantity and malabsorption of nutrients.’
    • ‘This may cause diarrhoea on account of the possible bile acid malabsorption.’
    • ‘Other post-op complications include portal hypertension, malabsorption and rickets.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

malabsorption

/ˌmaləbˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/