Nutrient
Nutrient Nu"tri*ent, a. [L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire. See {Nourish}.] Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nutrient — cycle in the oceans A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs to live and grow or a substance used in an organism s metabolism which must be taken in from its environment.[1] They are used to build and repair tissues, regulate body… …   Wikipedia

  • Nutrient — Nu tri*ent, n. n. 1. Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth; a nutriment. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Microbiology) A substance added to the growth medium of a microorganism to promote growth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nutrient — (n.) a nutritious substance, 1828, noun use of adjective (1640s) meaning providing nourishment, from L. nutrientem (nom. nutriens), prp. of nutrire to nourish, suckle, feed, foster (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nutrient — [n] source of nourishment fiber, food, health food, mineral, nutriment, supplements, vitamin; concept 457 …   New thesaurus

  • nutrient — ► NOUN ▪ a substance that provides nourishment essential for life and growth. ORIGIN from Latin nutrire nourish …   English terms dictionary

  • nutrient — [no͞o′trē ənt, nyo͞o′trē ənt] adj. [L nutriens, prp. of nutrire, to nourish: see NURSE] nutritious; nourishing n. a nutritious ingredient or substance in a food …   English World dictionary

  • nutrient — /nooh tree euhnt, nyooh /, adj. 1. nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment. 2. containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body. n. 3. a nutrient substance. [1640 50; < L nutrient (s. of nutriens), prp. of nutrire to… …   Universalium

  • nutrient — noun Nutrient is used before these nouns: ↑deficiency, ↑intake Nutrient is used after these nouns: ↑manure …   Collocations dictionary

  • nutrient — UK [ˈnjuːtrɪənt] / US [ˈnutrɪənt] noun [countable] Word forms nutrient : singular nutrient plural nutrients biology a substance in food that plants, animals, and people need to live and grow …   English dictionary

  • nutrient — nu•tri•ent [[t]ˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu [/t]] adj. 1) nut nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment 2) nut containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body 3) a nutrient substance • Etymology: 1640–50; < L nūtrient (s. of… …   From formal English to slang

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