- the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.
- the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, especially of humans.
- the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.
- food; nutriment.
- the pursuit of this science as an occupation or profession.
Origin of nutrition
Examples from the Web for nutrition
“Most of the diseases we blame on nutrition are actually diseases of disempowerment,” Bacon said.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
Yet, the nutrition facts might not tell the whole story here.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food
December 27, 2014
Portable snacks are good to have on hand, too, says Jessica Crandall, RDN, Denver Wellness & Nutrition Director.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
He does not walk, talk, eat, or drink, and he gets his nutrition—and watering!U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life
November 4, 2014
This is a significant shift in the way we think about nutrition.‘Good Poop’ Diet Is the Next Big Thing
October 7, 2014
These questions of nutrition are still so imperfectly studied and understood!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Water is the greatest element of nutrition in gardens, but is easily polluted.Laws
The same laws which govern the nutrition of muscles, apply also to the vital organs.The Arena
The diet from now on will be considered in the chapter "Diet and Nutrition."
Water fills an important place in the nutrition of the body.
- a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials and their subsequent assimilation into the tissuesRelated adjectives: alimentary, trophic
- the act or process of nourishing
- the study of nutrition, esp in humans
Word Origin and History for nutrition
early 15c., from Old French nutrition (14c.) and directly from Latin nutritionem (nominative nutritio) "a nourishing," noun of action from past participle stem of nutrire "to nourish, suckle" (see nourish).
- The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Its stages include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.
- The science that deals with food and nourishment, including dietary guidelines, food composition, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.
- 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.
- The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.