antinutrient

[an-tee-noo-tree-uh nt, -nyoo-, an-tahy-]

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. antinuclear,
  2. antinuclear antibody,
  3. antinuclear factor,
  4. antinucleon,
  5. antinuke,
  6. antioch,
  7. antiochus iii,
  8. antiochus iv,
  9. antiodontalgic,
  10. antioncogene

Origin of antinutrient


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

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