- Imperfect digestion of the several leading constituents of food.
- An imperfect elaboration by the tissues of the materials brought to them by the bloodstream.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
mal- +"Ž assimilation