biological value

noun

Definition of biological value

: a measure of the efficiency of the protein in a foodstuff for the maintenance and growth of the bodily tissues of an individual usually computed as the percentage of protein intake actually utilized in the body but sometimes as the percentage of digestible protein assimilated from a foodstuff

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“Biological value.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biological%20value. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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