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- (biology) conversion of digested food into living protoplasm
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- (environment) The ability of a body of water to purify itself of pollutants. Source: Terms of the Environment
- (sociology) The conformity of members of ethnic groups to the culture of the dominant group.