Medical Definition of assimilation
1a: an act, process, or instance of assimilatingb: the state of being assimilated
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: 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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