[ noo-tree-uh nt, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu- /
nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
a nutrient substance.
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- nutrient artery,
- nutrient artery of femur,
- nutrient artery of fibula,
- nutrient artery of humerus,
- nutrient canal
Origin of nutrient
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/ (ˈnjuːtrɪənt) /
any of the mineral substances that are absorbed by the roots of plants for nourishment
any substance that nourishes an organism
providing or contributing to nourishmenta nutrient solution
Word Origin for nutrient
C17: from Latin nūtrīre to nourish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"a nutritious substance," 1828, noun use of adjective (1640s) meaning "providing nourishment," from Latin nutrientem (nominative nutriens), present participle of nutrire "to nourish, suckle, feed, foster" (see nourish).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ nōō′trē-ənt ]
A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.
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[ nōō′trē-ənt ]
A substance that provides nourishment for growth or metabolism. Plants absorb nutrients mainly from the soil in the form of minerals and other inorganic compounds, and animals obtain nutrients from ingested foods.
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