I. NUTRIMENT and form of nutriment, one and
many. One, inasmuch as its kind is one ; form
varies with moistness or dryness. These foods too
have their forms and quantities ; they are for
certain things, and for a certain number of things.
II. It increases, strengthens, clothes with flesh,
makes like, makes unlike, what is in the several
parts, according to the nature of each part and its
III. It makes into the likeness of a power, when
the nutriment that comes in has the mastery, and
when that is mastered which was there to begin
IV. It also loses its qualities ; sometimes the
earlier nutriment, when in time it has been liberated
or added, sometimes the later, when in time it has
been liberated or added.