Assimilation

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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
  • (geology) The incorporation and digestion of solid or fluid foreign material, such as wall rock, in magma. The term implies no specific mechanisms or results. Such a magma, or the rock it produces, may be called hybrid or contaminated. See also: hybridization Syn: magmatic assimilation; magmatic dissolution. AGI
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
  • (sociology) The conformity of members of ethnic groups to the culture of the dominant group.


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