food conversion

noun

Definition of food conversion

: the rate at which an animal converts food into tissue usually expressed as pounds of food consumed per pound of liveweight gained

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“Food conversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20conversion. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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