nutrient artery of fibula n.
An artery with its origin in the peroneal artery, with distribution to the fibula.
- Nutrient artery of humerus
nutrient artery of humerus n. An artery with its origin in the deep brachial artery and with distribution to the medullary cavity of the humerus.
- Nutrient canal
nutrient canal n. A canal in the shaft of a long bone or in other locations in irregular bones through which the nutrient artery enters.
- Nutrient cycle
noun the cycle of biological and chemical elements and compounds in specific patterns through substances in an ecosystem; the uptake, use, release, and storage of nutrients by plants and their environments Word Origin 1947
[noo-tree-uh nt-dens] /ˈnu tri əntˌdɛns/ adjective 1. (of food) relatively rich in nutrients for the number of calories contained: A potato is a nutrient-dense carbohydrate.