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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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Cerebral dysfunction in asymptomatic carriers of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency.
On September 17, 1999, four days after receiving a gene therapy infusion at the University of Pennsylvania, a young man from Arizona who had a genetic disease known as Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency (OTC) died.
Gelsinger, who died on September 17, suffered a fatal immune reaction while participating in a study of the safety of a treatment for ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, a hereditary liver disorder that, in Gelsinger's case, was not life-threatening and was controlled with medication.
Richard was struck down by an undiagnosed metabolic disease, known as Late Onset Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency (LOOTD).