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nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \n-ˈtri-shən, ny-\

: the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy

Full Definition of NUTRITION

1
:  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically :  the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances
2
:  nourishment 1
nu·tri·tion·al \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ˈtri-shə-nəl\ adjective
nu·tri·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of NUTRITION

  1. The speaker discussed diet and nutrition with the class.
  2. good nutrition and proper exercise

Origin of NUTRITION

Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \n(y)-ˈtrish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUTRITION

1
:  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically :  the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances
2
nu·tri·tion·al \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ən-əl\ adjective
nu·tri·tion·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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