[noo-tree-uh nt, nyoo-] /ˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu-/
; providing nourishment or nutriment.
containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
a nutrient substance.
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
“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).
nutrient nu·tri·ent (nōō’trē-ənt, nyōō’-)
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.
- Nutrient artery
nutrient artery n. An artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long bone.
- Nutrient artery of femur
nutrient artery of femur n. Either of two arteries, superior and inferior, arising from the first and third perforating arteries, respectively, or sometimes from the second and the fourth arteries.
- Nutrient artery of fibula
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.