dietetic

dietetically, adv.
/duy'i tet"ik/, adj. Also, dietetical.
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.
n.
3. dietetics, (used with a sing. v.) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.
[1535-45; < L diaeteticus < Gk diatetikós, equiv. to diate-, var. s. of diaitân to treat, regulate (deriv. of díaita DIET1) + -tikos -TIC]

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