1. hypovitaminosis

noun. any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins.


  • rachitis
  • scorbutus
  • beriberi
  • night blindness
  • avitaminosis
  • pellagra
  • maidism
  • mal rosso
  • rickets
  • Saint Ignatius' itch
  • scurvy
  • Alpine scurvy
  • malnutrition
  • moon blindness
  • mal de la rosa
  • mayidism

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Sentences with hypovitaminosis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Severe vitamin E deficiency, or hypovitaminosis E, causes degeneration of the skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles; causes digestive tract lining and retina degeneration; and can cause reproductive failure in both sexes.