Pronunciation: (dī"i-tet'ik), [key]
1. pertaining to diet or to regulation of the use of food.
2. prepared or suitable for special diets, esp. those requiring a restricted sugar intake: a jar of dietetic jelly.
dietetics, (used with a sing. v.) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.
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