di·​e·​tet·​ics | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈte-tiks How to pronounce dietetics (audio) \

Definition of dietetics

: the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to the diet

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Recent Examples on the Web On June 3, Ibitoye shared a series of slides on Instagram that included ways to take action against prejudice in the dietetics industry. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "10 Wellness Warriors on the Frontlines of Black Lives Matter," 4 June 2020

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Dietetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietetics. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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dietetics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
di·​etet·​ics | \ -ˈtet-iks How to pronounce dietetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of dietetics

: the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to feeding

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