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Medical Term:

assimilation

Pronunciation: ă-sim′i-lā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. Incorporation of digested materials from food into the tissues.
  2. Integration of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure.

See: equilibration5

[L. as-similo, pp. -atus, to make alike]

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