Definition of nutrigenomics in English:

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nutrigenomics

Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞otrijēˈnōmiks/ /-ˈnäm-/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease: nutrigenomics holds great promise in fighting obesity and cancer
More example sentences
  • Over the past ten years, countless studies have looked at nutrigenomics and the correlation between diet and genes.
  • Here is a demonstration that nutrigenomics (the use of genetic information to customize diets) clearly is going to become very beneficial.
  • These differences are at the heart of the newly emerging field of nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics.

Origin

Blend of nutrition and genomics.

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Syllabification: nu·tri·ge·no·mics

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