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Deficiency

A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.

deficiency

noun absence, dearth, defect, deficit, destitution, failing, failure to comply, falling short, fault, faultiness, flaw, foible, impairment, imperfection, inadequateness, incompleteness, incompletion, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, need, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, scarcity, short supply, shortage, shortcoming, sparsity, ullage, want, weakness
Associated concepts: deficiency assessment, deficiency bill, deficiency decree, deficiency judgment, deficiency tax, innome tax deficiency, liability for deficiency, mental deficiency, notice of deficiency, recovery of deficiency, tax deficiency
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficit, delinquency, disadvantage, failure, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, handicap, insufficiency, mediocrity, need, omission, paucity, poverty, vice
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cis-4-Decenoic acid in plasma: a characteristic metabolite in medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
Additional cases of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency were quickly recognized in SIDS cases, along with a very high incidence of previous sibling deaths (4-5).
Finally, by analogy with fatty acid oxidation disorders such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (13), one may conclude that knowledge of the diagnosis will improve outcome because early intervention is then possible in catabolic episodes that otherwise may lead to metabolic derangement.

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