assimilation

assimilation (a-sim-i-la´shun)

1. Incorporation of digested materials from food into the tissues. 2. Amalgamation and modification of newly perceived information and experiences into the existing cognitive structure. [L. as-similo, pp. -atus, to make alike]
ammonia a. the utilization of ammonia (or ammonium ions) in the net synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules; e.g., glutamine synthetase.ammonia fixation;
reproductive a. in sensorimotor theory, an active cognitive process by which past experience is applied to novel situations.

 

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