/mal'euh sim'euh lay"sheuhn/, n. Pathol.
imperfect incorporation of nutrients into body tissue.
[1860-65; MAL- + ASSIMILATION]

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  • malassimilation — also mal assimilation, 1840, from MAL (Cf. mal ) + ASSIMILATION (Cf. assimilation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malassimilation — [mal΄ə sim΄ə lā′shən] n. incomplete or faulty assimilation of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract …   English World dictionary

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  • Malassimilation — Mal|assimilatio̱n [frz. engl. mal = Krankheit, Übel u. ↑Assimilation] w; : ungenügende Verwertung der aufgenommenen Nahrung …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • malassimilation — mælÉ™ sɪmɪ leɪʃn n. imperfect absorption of nutrients into the body, incomplete digestion of food by the body (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malassimilation — mal·assimilation …   English syllables

  • malassimilation — /ˌmæləsɪməˈleɪʃən/ (say .maluhsimuh layshuhn) noun imperfect assimilation or nutrition …   Australian English dictionary

  • malassimilation — |mal+ noun Etymology: mal (I) + assimilation : malabsorption …   Useful english dictionary

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