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English definition of “assimilation”

assimilation

noun [U] (INTO ORGANISM)    /əˌsɪm.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/
the process of absorbing food into the tissue of a living organism: Poor assimilation of vitamins and nutrients can cause health problems.Animal and plant biology - general words
(Definition of assimilation noun (INTO ORGANISM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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