|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 (nōō-trĭsh'ən, nyōō-)
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