Nutrition Definition

no͝o-trĭshən, nyo͝o-
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.
Webster's New World
The science or study of proper, balanced diet to promote health, esp. in human beings.
Webster's New World
Anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.
Webster's New World

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

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to nutrition using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With