assimilative

[uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]
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Also as·sim·i·la·to·ry [uh-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɪm ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of assimilative

From the Medieval Latin word assimilātīvus, dating back to 1520–30. See assimilate, -ive
Related formsas·sim·i·la·tive·ness, nounnon·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjectivenon·as·sim·i·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjective
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Related Words for assimilatory

absorptive, bibulous, permeable, assimilating, assimilatory

Examples from the Web for assimilatory

Historical Examples of assimilatory

  • Is it the cell rather than the organism that is the immediate agent of assimilatory processes?

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Finally, various slugs and snails cause much injury by devouring young leaves and buds and diminishing the assimilatory area.

    Disease in Plants

    H. Marshall Ward

  • It is the solar plexus which controls the assimilatory function in digestion.