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Nutrition – Full Definition

Nutrition - Full Definition

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Nutrition– /njʊˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/ – \ nu̇-ˈtri-shən,nyu̇-\ – noun

: the process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
: the science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
: a source of nourishment; food.
: nourishment or energy that is obtained from food consumed or the process of consuming the proper amount of nourishment and energy.
: a nourishing or being nourished; esp., the series of processes by which an organism takes in and assimilates food for promoting growth and replacing worn or injured tissues
: anything that nourishes; nourishment; food
: the science or study of proper, balanced diet to promote health, esp. in human beings

Related Forms:
nu·tri′tion·al adj.
nu·tri′tion·al·ly adv.

Origin of nutrition
Middle French from Classical Latin nutritio, nutricio from nutrix, nurse


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