One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Medicine a defect in the structure of a part of the body, especially when characterized by failure of development or loss of tissue.
2Economics a deficit resulting from an underlying imbalance between expenditure and revenue rather than from changes in the business cycle or short-term factors.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
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