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.
- Nutrient foramen
nutrient foramen n. The external opening of the nutrient canal in a bone.
[noo-tree-uh nt, nyoo-] /ˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. ; providing nourishment or nutriment. 2. containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body. noun 3. a nutrient substance. /ˈnjuːtrɪənt/ noun 1. any of the mineral substances that are absorbed by the roots of plants for nourishment 2. any substance that nourishes an […]