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malassimilation

[mal-uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌmæl əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology
1.
imperfect incorporation of nutrients into body tissue.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; mal- + assimilation
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malassimilation

/ˌmæləˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(pathol) defective assimilation of nutrients
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Word Origin and History for malassimilation
n.

also mal-assimilation, 1840, from mal- + assimilation.

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malassimilation in Medicine

malassimilation mal·as·sim·i·la·tion (māl'ə-sĭm'ə-lā'shən)
n.
Incomplete or imperfect assimilation of nutrients by the body.

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