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alimentation

 [al″ĭ-men-ta´shun]
giving or receiving of nourishment.
parenteral alimentation administration of nutrients intravenously.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·i·men·ta·tion

(al-i-men-tā'shŭn),
Providing nourishment.
See also: feeding.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

alimentation

(ăl′ə-mĕn-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
2. Support; sustenance.
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alimentation

The act of providing nutrients; nutrition.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·i·men·ta·tion

(al'i-mĕn-tā'shŭn)
Providing nourishment.
See also: feeding
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

alimentation

The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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