[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 vessel
nutrient vessel n. A nutrient artery.
/ˌnjuːtrɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of science concerned with the effect of heredity on diet and nutrition
[noo-tri-jee-noh-miks, -nom-iks, nyoo-] /ˌnu trɪ dʒiˈnoʊ mɪks, -ˈnɒm ɪks, ˌnyu-/ noun, used with a singular verb. 1. the study of how individual genetic makeup interacts with diet, especially the effects of this interaction on a person’s health. noun the study of food and diet and how each interacts with specific genes to increase the risk […]
[noo-truh-lahyt, nyoo-] /ˈnu trəˌlaɪt, ˈnyu-/ Trademark. 1. any of several preparations of vitamins and minerals used as food supplements.