- noun the process of taking in the necessary food components to grow and remain healthy.
- noun nourishment or food which an animal eats
- The study of the food requirements of humans and animals in terms of quantity, quality and the content of protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins, mineral, and trace elements, etc.
(written as Nutrition)Usually refers to the dietary materials necessary to support life.
- noun the study of the supply of nutrients to the body from digesting food