Nutrition definition

no͝o-trĭshən, nyo͝o-
The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
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A source of nourishment; food.
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The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.
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The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. The stages of nutrition include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.
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The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
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The science or study of proper, balanced diet to promote health, esp. in human beings.
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The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
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The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
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A nourishing or being nourished; esp., the series of processes by which an organism takes in and assimilates food for promoting growth and replacing worn or injured tissues.
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Anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.
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A source of nourishment; food.
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Nutrition is nourishment or energy that is obtained from food consumed or the process of consuming the proper amount of nourishment and energy.

An example of nutrition is the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

An example of nutrition is eating a healthy diet.

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(biology) The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.
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Origin of nutrition

  • Middle English nutricion from Old French nutrition from Late Latin nūtrītiō nūtrītiōn- from Latin nūtrītus past participle of nūtrīre to suckle (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition