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vegetarianism

[vej-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the beliefs or practices of a vegetarian.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; vegetarian + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for vegetarianism

vegetarianism

/ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle or practice of excluding all meat and fish, and sometimes, in the case of vegans, all animal products (such as eggs, cheese, etc) from one's diet
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vegetarianism in Medicine

vegetarianism veg·e·tar·i·an·ism (věj'ĭ-târ'ē-ə-nĭz'əm)
n.
The practice of subsisting on a diet composed primarily or wholly of vegetables, grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds, with or without eggs and dairy products.

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