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assimilation

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noun as·sim·i·la·tion \ə-ˌsim-ə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of assimilation

  1. 1a:  an act, process, or instance of assimilatingb:  the state of being assimilated

  2. 2:  the incorporation or conversion of nutrients into protoplasm that in animals follows digestion and absorption and in higher plants involves both photosynthesis and root absorption

  3. 3:  the process of receiving new facts or of responding to new situations in conformity with what is already available to consciousness—compare apperception





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