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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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Protein deficiency, energy deficiency and the oedema of malnutrition.
Protein deficiency is a growing problem throughout the African population and accessible protein-rich foods, such as Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms, are in great demand.
This makes sense, since protein deficiency is a significant cause of childhood blindness throughout the world.
He notes that consumption of insects also averts many cases of kwashiorkor--a type of protein deficiency common in children.
Uniparental disomy of chromosome 2 resulting in lethal trifunctional protein deficiency due to homozygous [alpha]-subunit mutations.
This gradual loss has been tied to protein deficiency, lack of exercise, and increased frailty among the elderly.
Missionaries worked to popularize this corn, especially in South American countries where children develop protein deficiency for lack of lysine in their diets of regular corn.
People who have a cholesteryl ester transfer protein deficiency are known to also have strikingly elevated HDL-cholesterol levels.
During the first 2 weeks postovulation, maternal protein deficiency is associated with a variety of adverse pregnancy outcomes in animal studies (Desai et al.
North thinks that in male sprinters lacking the protein, hormones such as testosterone may compensate for the protein deficiency.
TKT has demonstrated the feasibility and safety of this approach through extensive preclinical and clinical testing in the area of hemophilia A, diabetes, and other protein deficiency states.
In this instance, the latter could be due to protein deficiency.