di·​gest·​ibil·​i·​ty | \ dī-ˌje-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce digestibility (audio) , də- \
plural digestibilities

Definition of digestibility

1 : the fitness of something for digestion
2 : the percentage of a foodstuff taken into the digestive tract that is absorbed into the body

Examples of digestibility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Terri Rockovich, Co-Founder and CEO of dog food brand Jinx, uses the unique measure of its dog food digestibility to compete and avoid message clutter. Richard Kestenbaum, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 The technology then creates and utilizes enzymes that function as biological catalysts in the human body to help enhance digestibility, Yang told me. Douglas Yu, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 This action of protein breakdown (proteolysis) determines the structure and sensory properties of Parmigiano Reggiano and its high digestibility. John Mariani, Forbes, 13 May 2021 In order to assess the potential for methane reduction and digestibility, seaweed and seaweed products were tested at the fiber degradation and gas production laboratory. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 In the past two years, researches have started to look at introducing small quantities of seaweed in animal feed to see what is the potential digestibility and methane reduction of seaweed for cattle. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Perhaps the pie’s most important virtue is digeribilità (digestibility), a charming term for pizzas that are easy to eat, and that your body welcomes with seeming effortlessness. Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2021 The centerpiece of every feedlot is a mill, where the corn or other grains are steamed and rolled into flakes to improve digestibility. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2020 The typical range for protein digestibility of commercial diets is quite wide. Brian Lynn, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of digestibility

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Digestibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestibility. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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di·​gest·​ibil·​i·​ty | \ -ˌjes-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce digestibility (audio) \
plural digestibilities

Medical Definition of digestibility

1 : the fitness of something for digestion
2 : the percentage of a foodstuff taken into the digestive tract that is absorbed into the body

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