nutrition: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (n-trish'un, ny-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.
  2. the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, esp. of humans.
  3. the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.
  4. food; nutriment.
  5. the pursuit of this science as an occupation or profession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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