nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
a nutrient substance.
- non·nu·tri·ent, adjective, noun
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How to use nutrient in a sentence
They’re also a great way to consume a ton of nutrient-dense items and, when assembled with care, are surprisingly portable.
That means water and nutrients stick around, too, creating ideal conditions for plants to grow.A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 19, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The values they estimated included the sediments’ age, the density and distribution of cells in them, how those cells got their energy, and the rates at which the cells metabolized the available nutrients.
After “feeding” microbes from the collected sediments with nutrients including carbon and nitrogen, the team tracked the organisms’ activity based on what was consumed.These ancient seafloor microbes woke up after over 100 million years | Carolyn Gramling | July 28, 2020 | Science News
We’re trying to see how that influences their geochemistry and nutrients, and how life has adapted to the different conditions.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice | Steve Nadis | July 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The deep is much too nutrient poor to support such a large animal.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct | David Shiffman | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, water is the most essential nutrient our system needs.
This nutrient helps balance the sodium in your diet and assists with regulating blood pressure.
This may cause a negative autoimmune response, and inhibits proper digestion and nutrient absorption.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease | Valerie Vande Panne | April 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Smart snacks are nutrient dense; they have lower calories with healthy benefits.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics | Jenna A. Bell | February 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Variety is very desirable, provided that there is no important sacrifice in nutrient value.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
By autumn, plankton concentrations diminish as light and nutrient levels decrease.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska | United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
The composition, reaction, etc., of the nutrient medium in which the organism is growing.
A watery solution of the extractives, etc., of lean meat (usually beef) forms the basis of several nutrient media.
Complete the solution of the various ingredients by bubbling live steam through the flask as in making nutrient agar.
British Dictionary definitions for nutrient
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 nourishment: a nutrient solution
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Scientific definitions for nutrient
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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