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Definition of kwashiorkor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

kwashiorkor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkwɒʃiˈɔːkɔː(r)//
 
, BrE//ˌkwæʃiˈɔːkɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwɑːʃiˈɔːrkər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a dangerous form of malnutrition that is caused by not eating enough protein
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kwashiorkor