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1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials and their subsequent assimilation into the tissues Related adjs alimentary, trophic
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) the act or process of nourishing
3. (Medicine) the study of nutrition, esp in humans
[from Late Latin nūtrītiō, from nūtrīre to nourish]
nutritional less commonly, nutritionary adj
nu•tri•tion (nuˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu-)
1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.
2. the study or science of the dietary requirements of humans and animals for proper health and development.
3. the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.
4. food; nutriment.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin nūtrītiō= Latin nūtrī(re) to feed, nourish + -tiō -tion]
nu•tri′tion•al, nu•tri′tion•ar′y, adj.
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
noun food, nourishment, sustenance, nutriment There are alternative sources of nutrition to animal flesh.
nutrition → تغذية výživa ernæring Ernährung διατροφή nutrición ravitsemus nutrition prehrana nutrizione 栄養物摂取 영양소 voeding ernæring odżywianie się nutrição питание näring โภชนาการ beslenme sự nuôi dưỡng 营养
n (= diet, science) → Ernährung f
n. nutrición, mantenimiento, alimentación.
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