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Maranh
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maraschino liqueur
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Marasmus definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MARAS'MUS, n. [Gr. to cause to pine or waste away.]
Atrophy; a wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek marasmos, from marainein to waste away Date: 1656 a condition of chronic undernourishment occurring especially in children and usually caused by a diet deficient in calories and proteins marasmic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a wasting away of the body. Derivatives: marasmic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk marasmos f. maraino wither

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Marasmus 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Atrophy, phthisis, consumption, tabes, emaciation, decline, gradual wasting.




 


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