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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physiology, the consumption of more nitrogenous food-material than is necessary to maintain nitrogenous equilibrium, that is, to cover the actual wear and tear of the nitrogenous constituents of the body tissues: in such an event the term ‘luxus consumption’ is used.

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