Nutrient



[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 organism
adjective
3.
providing or contributing to nourishment: a nutrient solution
n.

“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’-)
n.
A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.
nutrient
(n’trē-ənt)
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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