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A process by which absorbed food molecules, circulating in the blood, pass into the cells and are used for growth, tissue repair, and other metabolic activities.

The actual destiny of each food molecule depends not only on its type, but also on the body requirements at the time when it is moving around.

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Word Entries at Word Info: “assimilation
assimilation (s) (noun), assimilations (pl)
1. The process of becoming part of, or more like, something greater.
2. The process in which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group.
3. The integration of new knowledge or information with what is already known.
4. The process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
5. The incorporation of nutrients into the cells and tissues of plants and animals involving digestion, photosynthesis, and root absorption.
6. The changing of a speech sound under the influence of an adjacent sound.