Definition of Hypovitaminosis
1. Noun. Any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins.
Specialized synonyms: Beriberi, Alpine Scurvy, Maidism, Mal De La Rosa, Mal Rosso, Mayidism, Pellagra, Saint Ignatius' Itch, Rachitis, Rickets, Scorbutus, Scurvy, Moon Blindness, Night Blindness, Nyctalopia
Generic synonyms: Malnutrition
Derivative terms: Avitaminotic
Medical Definition of Hypovitaminosis
1. A condition due to a deficiency of one or more essential vitamins. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)
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Literary usage of Hypovitaminosis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Wic Food Packages: Time for a Change by Institute Of Medicine, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"hypovitaminosis D and vitamin D deficiency in exclusively breast-feeding infants and their mothers in summer: A justification for vitamin D supplementation ..."
2. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Severe hypovitaminosis C occurring as the result of adoptive immunotherapy with high-dose Interleukin 2 and lym- ..."
3. Dietary Reference Intakes Research Synthesis: Workshop Summary by Carol West Suitor, Linda D. Meyers (2007)
"Vitamin D requirements during lactation: High-dose maternal supplementation as therapy to prevent hypovitaminosis D for both the mother and the nursing ..."