|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials and their subsequent assimilation into the tissuesRelated: alimentary, trophic|
|2.||the act or process of nourishing|
|3.||the study of nutrition, esp in humans|
|Related: alimentary, trophic|
|[C16: from Late Latin nūtrītiō, from nūtrīre to nourish]|
nutrition nu·tri·tion (n&oomacr;-trĭsh'ən, ny&oomacr;-)
The process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth, liberation of energy, and replacement of tissues; its successive stages include digestion, absorption, assimilation, and excretion.
The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
|nutrition (n-trĭsh'ən) Pronunciation Key