posted by R .
i need the word for following definition:
1 incorporation of materials into organism's body
2 taking in food from the nevironment.
I need the answer by tonight.
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Main Entry: as·sim·i·la·tion
Date: 15th century
1 a : an act, process, or instance of assimilating b : the state of being assimilated
2 : the incorporation or conversion of nutrients into protoplasm that in animals follows digestion and absorption and in higher plants involves both photosynthesis and root absorption
3 : change of a sound in speech so that it becomes identical with or similar to a neighboring sound <the usual assimilation of \z\ to \sh\ in the phrase his shoe>
4 : the process of receiving new facts or of responding to new situations in conformity with what is already available to consciousness