Definitions for "marasmus"
A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.
A condition occurring mostly in infants.(3 to 18 months) as a result of a chronic gross deficiency of calories and an accompanying lack of protein and other nutrients. It is characterized by low body weight, loss of subcutaneous fat, and wasting of muscle tissue. The condition is frequently accompanied by diarrhea.
a form of protein-caloric malnutrition caused by a diet deficient in both protein and carbohydrates.