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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.
For many Americans with protein deficiency, two key factors to getting enough protein from nutritional supplements are taste and convenience.
These findings indicated that decreased feed intake and a protein deficiency increased muscle protein breakdown that was reflected in altered levels of plasma free amino acids during the early stage of lactation.
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.
That's enough to prevent a protein deficiency and meet basic needs.
A PATIENT WITH C PROTEIN DEFICIENCY AND MULTIPLE THROMBOSES.
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.
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.
This gradual loss has been tied to protein deficiency, lack of exercise, and increased frailty among the elderly.
Dorothy Van Engle, an African-American leading lady known for her roles in "Murder in Harlem" and other so-called race films of the 1930s, died May 10 in Florida of a protein deficiency.
People who have a cholesteryl ester transfer protein deficiency are known to also have strikingly elevated HDL-cholesterol levels.