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The proportion of the nutrients from a food, especially a protein, that can become incorporated into the tissues of the body, or be used by it as energy; specifically the percentage of nitrogen from a particular protein source absorbed by the body that is not excreted.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry. After German biologische Wertigkeit.
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