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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.

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A: YOUR dog could be eating soil for a number of reasons, such as a dietary deficiency or a particular preference for a certain substance.
Today we understand that scurvy is a condition caused by dietary deficiency. The typical menu for a sailor in the eighteenth century consisted of biscuits, salt beef, salt pork, dried fish, butter, cheese, peas, and beer--hardly sources of vitamin C.
This condition can be an instinctive preference for a certain substance or possibly the result of a dietary deficiency.
Research has also indicated that some conditions, such as hyperactivity and dyslexia, may be connected to a dietary deficiency of the essential fatty acids contained in supplements.
As observed in these two cases, maternal dietary deficiency is the most common cause of cobalamin deficiency in infants and young children.
Neurologic impalement in children associated with maternal dietary deficiency of cobalamin--Georgia, 2001.
Maternal, dietary deficiency is the most common cause of the deficiency in infants and young children.
Editorial Note: The most common cause of cobalamin deficiency in infants and young children is maternal dietary deficiency (2), which generally manifests in breastfed infants at age 4-8 months (3).
A dietary deficiency in an essential trace mineral may cause a usually harmless strain of the flu to mutate into a virulent pathogen.
Celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder caused by gluten intolerance, is associated with steatorrhea, anemia, and other disorders associated with dietary deficiency states.