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aliment Tweet Definition of aliment Like Definition of aliment on Facebook
noun
  1. food, nourishment
verb
  1. To nourish
alimentary Tweet Definition of alimentary Like Definition of alimentary on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to food, nutrition or digestion
  2. nourishing; nutritious
alimentation Tweet Definition of alimentation Like Definition of alimentation on Facebook
noun
  1. feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
amyloid Tweet Definition of amyloid Like Definition of amyloid on Facebook
noun
  1. A waxy compound of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues in amyloidosis.
  2. Any of various starchlike substances.
adjective
  1. Containing or resembling starch
analogue Tweet Definition of analogue Like Definition of analogue on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) Something that bears an analogy to something else.
  2. (countable) (Biology) An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
  3. (chemistry) A structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element.
adjective
  1. (notcomparable) (Of a device or system) in which the value of a data item (such as time) is represented by a continuously variable physical quantity that can be measured (such as the shadow of a sundial)
aspartame Tweet Definition of aspartame Like Definition of aspartame on Facebook
noun
  1. (organic compound) An artificial sweetener, the methyl ester of a dipeptide formed from aspartic acid and phenylalanine, used in many processed foods and beverages.

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