E*lab`o*ra"tion (?), n. [L. elaboratio: cf. F. 'elaboration.]


The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.

2. Physiol.

The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.


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