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
Hormones like estrogen and progesterone ebb and flow throughout the month, influencing everything from how women respond to training, metabolize nutrients, and regulate body temperature and hydration levels.
When the dodder finds one, it latches on and infiltrates the host with tiny tubes that siphon off water and nutrients.This parasitic plant eavesdrops on its host to know when to flower | Jonathan Lambert | September 4, 2020 | Science News
Too late and its host may have already died, leaving the dodder with less nutrients to support flowering.This parasitic plant eavesdrops on its host to know when to flower | Jonathan Lambert | September 4, 2020 | Science News
If a key nutrient or vitamin suddenly becomes more available, for example, the biosynthetic pathways for making it may become dispensable, and mutations or other genetic accidents may make those pathways disappear.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity | Viviane Callier | September 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The microorganism can also multiply in environments with favorable water, nutrient, and temperature conditions.The Salmonella Outbreaks Among Peaches and Onions, Explained | Jenny G. Zhang | August 28, 2020 | Eater
It drains your body of nutrients and vitamins, attacking the central nervous system and leaving you in a dehydrated, hazy state.
As digesting food passes through the small intestine, it mixes with chemicals from the liver, and nutrients are absorbed.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture | Russell Saunders | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the heart pumps blood to the far reaches of the body, it requires its own blood flow to receive vital oxygen and nutrients.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.
Key contributing factors to the development of cramps include dehydration and the loss of key nutrients known as electrolytes.
Inasmuch as water may dissolve out nutrients from vegetable tissues, it is best to boil them rapidly in a small amount of water.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
In this sense all substances could be classed as toxins, even the nutrients.Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants | Winifred E. Brenchley
The oceans are the basins into which are poured all the nutrients or wastes transported from the land by rivers and winds.Atoms, Nature, and Man | Neal O. Hines
Hygienically grown in a bath of nutrients that supply all the necessary food elements.Mezzerow Loves Company | Floyd L. Wallace
They were home again, and Ela hurried off to add nutrients to the huge crystal sculpture that was growing in the bedroom.The Genius | Con Pederson
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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