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biological value

the nutritional effectiveness of the protein in a given food, expressed as the percentage used by the body of either the total protein consumed or the digestible protein available.
Origin of biological value
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a rare and outstanding ecosystem with exceptional biological value.
  • While small in area, these freshwater resources may be of significant biological value.
  • Habitat fragmentation involves the potential for dividing sensitive habitat and thereby lessening its biological value.
  • From fine-tuning muscular systems to integrating emotion and logic, the arts have important biological value.

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