- nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
- containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
- a nutrient substance.
Origin of nutrient
Examples from the Web for nutrient
The deep is much too nutrient poor to support such a large animal.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct
August 15, 2014
This nutrient helps balance the sodium in your diet and assists with regulating blood pressure.The Truth About Salt: Should You Shake the Habit?
May 5, 2014
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
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
Studies on the nutrient content of common foods suggest that Paleo is a remarkably nutrient-dense diet.In Defense of the Paleo Diet
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.AC.
January 16, 2014
The importance of the other nutrient compounds is but secondary.No Animal Food
Rupert H. Wheldon
How does the amount of this nutrient compare with that found in meats?
Why must bulk be considered in a ration, as well as nutrient content?
Which nutrient, protein or fat, is the most completely digested?
It is not the nutrient fluid, but that which is left over, which is secreted.Fathers of Biology
- 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 and History for nutrient
"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).
- A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.
- 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.