dietetic

[ dahy-i-tet-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ ɪˈtɛt ɪk /

adjective Also di·e·tet·i·cal.

pertaining to diet or to regulation of the use of food.
prepared or suitable for special diets, especially those requiring a restricted sugar intake: a jar of dietetic jelly.

noun

dietetics, (used with a singular verb) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.

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Origin of dietetic

1535–45; <Latin diaeteticus<Greek diatētikós, equivalent to diatē-, variant stem of diaitân to treat, regulate (derivative of díaitadiet1) + -tikos-tic

OTHER WORDS FROM dietetic

di·e·tet·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·di·e·tet·ic, adjectivenon·di·e·tet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dietetic

dietetic

dietetical

/ (ˌdaɪɪˈtɛtɪk) /

adjective

denoting or relating to diet or the regulation of food intake
prepared for special dietary requirements

Derived forms of dietetic

dietetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for dietetic

dietetic
[ dī′ĭ-tĕtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to diet.
Of or being a food that, naturally or through processing, has a low caloric content.
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