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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.

  • Biology -

    diffusion...?

  • Biology -

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. I vote for the following word:

    Main Entry: as·sim·i·la·tion
    Pronunciation: &-"si-m&-'lA-sh&n
    Function: noun
    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

    Sra

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    ingestion

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