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noun. extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders.
Sentences with marasmus
1. Noun, singular or mass
A child with marasmus will lack fat under the skin and will have thin skin that hangs off her body.
People with marasmus appear bony with little muscle tissue, according to Food4Africa.
3. Noun, plural
Common symptoms of both marasmus and kwashiorkor include fatigue, irritability, diarrhea, stunted growth and impairment of cognition and mental health.