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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
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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
NUTRITIONALLY Defined for Kids

nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \n-ˈtri-shən, ny-\

Definition of NUTRITION for Kids

:  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished :  the processes by which a living thing takes in and uses nutrients
Medical Dictionary

nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \n(y)-ˈtrish-ən\

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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