- 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 dietetics
In the matter of dietetics Nature is a safer guide than the chemist.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
But, it will be asked, is appetite infallible as a guide in dietetics?
Dietetics is the art of sustaining the normal repair of the organism.Pedagogics as a System
They may restrict themselves to a simpler system of dietetics.Mind Amongst the Spindles
Dietetics, theory and practice of, introduced by transcendentalists, 150.Transcendentalism in New England
Octavius Brooks Frothingham
- (functioning as singular) the scientific study and regulation of food intake and preparation
- denoting or relating to diet or the regulation of food intake
- prepared for special dietary requirements
Word Origin and History for dietetics
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
- The branch of therapeutics concerned with the practical application of diet in relation to health and disease.
- Of or relating to diet.
- Of or being a food that, naturally or through processing, has a low caloric content.
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