Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MARASMUS

Pronunciation:  mu'razmus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders
 

MARASMUS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: malnutrition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma*ras"mus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, to quench, as
fire; pass., to die away.] (Med.)
A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind
of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.

      Pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence.
                                               --Milton.

{Marasmus senilis} [L.], progressive atrophy of the aged.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a form of protein-caloric malnutrition caused by a diet deficient in both protein and carbohydrates.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY