antinutrient

[ an-tee-noo-tree-uhnt, -nyoo-, an-tahy- ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a substance that interferes with the utilization of one or more nutrients by the body, as oxalate and phytate, which prevent calcium absorption.

Origin of antinutrient

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Other words from antinutrient

  • an·ti·nu·tri·tive [an-tee-noo-truh-tiv, -nyoo-, an-tahy-], /ˌæn tiˈnu trə tɪv, -ˈnyu-, ˈæn taɪ-/, adjective

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