indigestibility


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in·di·gest·i·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-jĕs′tə-bəl, -dī-)
adj.
Difficult or impossible to digest: an indigestible meal.

in′di·gest′i·bil′i·ty n.
in′di·gest′i·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indigestibility - the property of being difficult to digest
edibility, edibleness - the property of being fit to eat
digestibility, digestibleness - the property of being easy to digest
Translations
عُسْر هَضْم
nestravitelnost
ufordøjelighed
emészthetetlenség
ómeltanleiki
nestráviteľnosť
hazım güçlüğüsindirim zorluğu

indigestion

(indiˈdʒestʃən) noun
(discomfort or pain which is caused by) difficulty in digesting food. She suffers from indigestion after eating fatty food.
ˌindiˈgestible adjective
not easily digested. This food is quite indigestible.
ˈindiˌgestiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
And imagine me, who had melted a silver spoon in my mouth--a sizable silver spoon steward--imagine me, my old sore bones, my old belly reminiscent of youth's delights, my old palate ticklish yet and not all withered of the deviltries of taste learned in younger days--as I say, steward, imagine me, who had ever been free-handed, lavish, saving that dollar and a half intact like a miser, never spending a penny of it on tobacco, never mitigating by purchase of any little delicacy the sad condition of my stomach that protested against the harshness and indigestibility of our poor fare.
Rumen degradability and intestinal indigestibility of individual amino acids in corn gluten meal, canola meal and fish meal determined in situ.
Acid insoluble ash was used as an internal indigestibility marker where coefficients of digestion calculated according to Ferret et al.
Relationships of forage compositions with rates of cell wall digestion and indigestibility odf cell walls.
In vitro determination of the indigestibility fraction of foods: an alternative to dietary fibre analysis.
Determination of ileal digestibility of amino acids was calculated based on the levels of chromium (Cr) in the diets and digests of pigs by means of calculating the indigestibility factor (IF) using the formulas described by Sakomura and Rostagno (2007).