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dietetic

[dahy-i-tet-ik] /ˌdaɪ ɪˈtɛt ɪk/
adjective, Also, dietetical
1.
pertaining to diet or to regulation of the use of food.
2.
prepared or suitable for special diets, especially those requiring a restricted sugar intake:
a jar of dietetic jelly.
noun
3.
dietetics, (used with a singular verb) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin diaeteticus < Greek diatētikós, equivalent to diatē-, variant stem of diaitân to treat, regulate (derivative of díaita diet1) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
dietetically, adverb
nondietetic, adjective
nondietetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dietetics

dietetics

/ˌdaɪɪˈtɛtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the scientific study and regulation of food intake and preparation

dietetic

/ˌdaɪɪˈtɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to diet or the regulation of food intake
2.
prepared for special dietary requirements
Derived Forms
dietetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dietetics
n.

1540s, see dietetic + -ics.

dietetic

adj.

1570s, from Latin diaeteticus, from Greek diaitetikos "of or pertaining to diet," from diaita (see diet (1)). As a noun from 1759.

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dietetics in Medicine

dietetic di·e·tet·ic (dī'ĭ-tět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to diet.

  2. Of or being a food that, naturally or through processing, has a low caloric content.

dietetics di·e·tet·ics (dī'ĭ-tět'ĭks)
n.
The branch of therapeutics concerned with the practical application of diet in relation to health and disease.

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