Definition of Nutrition

1. Noun. (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.

Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Nutrify, Nutritional, Nutritionary, Nutritionist, Nutritious

2. Noun. A source of materials to nourish the body.

3. Noun. The scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans).
Category relationships: Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Generic synonyms: Science, Scientific Discipline
Derivative terms: Nutritional, Nutritionary, Nutritionist

Definition of Nutrition

1. n. In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

Definition of Nutrition

1. Noun. The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance. ¹

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Medical Definition of Nutrition

1. All foods, the physical and chemical process by which food is converted into body tissue. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutrition

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nutrient foramen
nutrient medium
nutrient vessel
nutrition (current term)
nutrition policy
nutrition surveys
nutritional amblyopia
nutritional anaemia
nutritional and metabolic diseases
nutritional cirrhosis
nutritional dropsy
nutritional encephalomalacia of chicks
nutritional energy
nutritional haemosiderosis
nutritional macrocytic anaemia
nutritional marasmus

Literary usage of Nutrition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1921)
"Almost simultaneously with the beginnings of the work in the Bronx, Brooklyn opened a nutrition center in the Red Hook district where several agencies with ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"From this standpoint American science need not be dissatisfied with the contributions which the workers in this country have made to the study of nutrition ..."

3. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1920)
"AT the suggestion of the President of the Society, I propose to speak this evening of the application of food chemistry to problems of human nutrition, ..."

4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1919)
"Emphasis has frequently been laid in the nutrition Laboratory upon the ... Thus far the nutrition Laboratory has had valuable experience in the first method ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Under-nutrition Due to Starvation (Hunger Metabolism, Marasmus') (a) Introduction Careful studies have been made of people who have starved themselves ..."

6. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1907)
"This simple experiment, of striking the shaft of a healthy hair and of a hair which is of faulty nutrition and comparing each under the microscope, ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"F. ATKINSON.1 In this paper the discussion of the influence of nutrition, applies chiefly to that source of nutrition in plant organs provided with ..."

8. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"The opportune time to attain the maximum benefits of proper nutrition is in prenatal life and early infancy, and more effort should be directed toward ..."

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