nutrition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nutrition the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
    • n nutrition a source of materials to nourish the body
    • n nutrition (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote 'Nutrition for Health', died of malnutrition. (not verified)
    • Nutrition (Physiol) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.
    • Nutrition (Physiol) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which a living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.
    • Nutrition That which nourishes; nutriment. "Fixed like a plant, on his peculiar spot,
      To draw nutrition , propagate, and rot."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. Nutritionally its fuel value is that equal to that of a beefsteak.
    • n nutrition The act or process by which organisms, whether vegetable or animal, absorb into their system their proper food and build it into their living tissues.
    • n nutrition That which nourishes; nutriment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is no difference in flavor or nutritional value between brown and white eggs. Aside form color, they are identical. Most white eggs come from White Longhorns and browns come from a commercial cross of Rhode Island Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks.
    • n Nutrition act of nourishing: process of promoting the growth of bodies: that which nourishes: nutriment
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
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    “Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.”
  • Michael Wakcher
    Michael Wakcher
    “The sweetness of victory is undermined only by its lack of nutritional content.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. nutrition,. See Nutritious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nutrimentumnutrīre, to nourish.

Usage

In literature:

Often in serums the poison elements are retained, but not the nutritive.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
The potato, nutritive and harmless as it appears, belongs to a family suspected of very dangerous traits.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
The whole matter is a question of nutrition.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
They knew the nutritive value of liver, proven by many formulae.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
Moreover, in both cases when the functional activity is high and the nutrition defective, there results not growth but decay.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Jealousy may also arise from other instincts, such as those of nutrition, ambition, etc.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Of course, a second factor is the physiological one of nutrition itself.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Even in patients who are not tube-fed, under-nutrition is to be expected and, as a matter of fact, is usually observed.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
For instance, their nutrition bears no relation to the nutrition of the body.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nutrition directly modifies adaptation, as is well illustrated by animals which have been bred for domestic or other purposes.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
The nutrition of these children is equally bad.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
The life of the plant is only a life of nutrition.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
They are actuated by the desire on the part of primitive people to meet nutritive demands.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Very nutritive and very digestible food should be chosen for a singer, and a mixed alimentation should be employed.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The potato, nutritive and harmless as it appears, belongs to a family suspected of very dangerous traits.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
One of these chief matters of interest is weight and height, and this is naturally affected by race, nutrition and environment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The admixture of charcoal with the soil, is said to be a means of adding to its nutritive qualities.
"Theory and Practice, Applied to the Cultivation of the Cucumber in the Winter Season" by Thomas Moore
It is said to contain all the elements of nutrition.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Nutritional experts declare that milk is the most important of the "protective" foods.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
It is undoubtedly one of the most nutritive of our vegetable crops.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
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In poetry:

Lord, hast Thou left Thy hungry in the world
For us to find, to feed?
Sharper the hungers of the soul. Give us
Nutrition for that need.
"Hymn" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

The School Nutrition Association 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice programs are finding creative ways to prepare and serve school meals that meet healthy new nutrition standards.
API® introduces Superior Nutrition line of fish food, Good for the Fish, Good for the Planet.
This Mediterranean Beef and Vegetable Flatbread is easy to assemble, and the nutrition facts show it is far better for you than a stuffed-crust pizza.
Nutrition columnist Carrie Dennett explains how food pushers lurk year-round, but food-centered holidays encourage them.
First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled the USDA's update on America's visual nutrition guide, replacing the familiar pyramid with a plate.
Since 1916, there have been several different nutrition guidelines issued by the US government -- long before the food pyramid as we know it debuted.
Registered dietician Elisa Zied explained the nutritional guidelines and what a child should expect to eat in a day.
Removing bitterness, getting children to enjoy vegetables plus other mysteries of improving children's nutrition.
Fresh vegetables from the Fortuna Garden Project are improving the overall nutrition of those who rely on food from the Fortuna Community Services Food Bank and the St Joseph Pantry Shelf.
Ever wonder whether the nutritional labels on your food are telling the truth.
City nutrition experts unveiled a new program at Mattapan's Hassan Apartment building on Dec 7 aimed at bringing fresh produce to local seniors.
And research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don't.
Nutrition firm moves headquarters to Irvine.
Konsyl recently announced that nutrition expert Keri Glassman will become the company's new spokeswoman.
When grocery money is tight, shoppers sometimes are forced to buy cheaper products with less nutritional value.
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In science:

In the top left inset, cells are swimming in the nutritive medium (viscosity η = 1.5mPa s), in the lower right corner, the medium is rich in dextran (η = 3.7mPa s).
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
In mammals, erythrocytes (red blood cells, (RBCs)) play a very critical role in transportation of oxygen and nutrition via microcirculation.
Optical tweezer for probing erythrocyte membrane deformability
This is followed by attribution of the problem to domain. The above problem may be related to agriculture, nutrition, international business, exportation and importation.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
It was also observed that not only the PWDs but also the family members suffered from lack of nutrition.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Thus the hidden pattern of the state vector X gives one the information that poor economy implies; they cannot have proper health care, they suffer from poor nutrition and they have improper clothing.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Next we study the on state of the node “improper clothing and poor nutrition i.e., the nodes 3 and 2 in the on state in the FCM component of the FCRM and D4 in the on state of the domain space from the FRM component of the FCR bimodel.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Infact only those charity organizations take care of these children. These children do not have a very long life they may live maximum upto 10 years; this information was given by some experts from the charity organizations and NGOs who work for them they die mainly due to lack of proper nutrition and medical care.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The concentration of chemicals, such as sources of nutrition or oxygen, may vary across a cell or a population of cells, causing extrinsic differences.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
This could lead to possible energy and nutritional conflicts with brood rearing at least in late breeders (Ringelman et al., 1982; Hohman et al., 1992).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
This latter result is consistent with the idea of conflicts in nutritional requirement between rearing young and wing moulting (Hohman et al., 1992). Prolactin and parental care.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
The method is applied for predicting the mean body mass index (BMI) in counties of the USA using data from the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III).
New Important Developments in Small Area Estimation
Diffusion of biological fluids through biological materials is another application wherein typically nutrition is provided by the fluid that diffuses, and the amount of the stress or strain in the solid can control the chemicals that are released (Ra jagopal (2007)).
Diffusion of a fluid through a viscoelastic solid
Chemical composition, nutritional evaluation, and economic prospects of Spondias purpurea.
Distribution fitting 12. Sampling distribution of compounds abundance from plant species measured by instrumentation. Application to plants metabolism classification
If the performances of athletes would improve due to better training, nutrition, or just a growing population, one would expect a continuous effect on the record rate.
Records in stochastic processes -- Theory and applications
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