- dietetics, (used with a singular verb) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.
Origin of dietetic
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Examples from the Web for dietetic
In dietetic and medicinal qualities, these fruits are also much alike.
But what bearing has all this upon the dietetic use of nuts?
A pre-Elizabethan dietetic millennium is a retrospective mirage.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England
Richard Valpy French
As much can be said for the majority of the dietetic regulations.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
Pork is one of the vilest articles ever introduced into the dietetic world.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
- denoting or relating to diet or the regulation of food intake
- prepared for special dietary requirements
Word Origin and History for dietetic
1570s, from Latin diaeteticus, from Greek diaitetikos "of or pertaining to diet," from diaita (see diet (1)). As a noun from 1759.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to diet.
- Of or being a food that, naturally or through processing, has a low caloric content.
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