nutritive equilibrium n.
A balance between intake and excretion of nutritive material, with no gain or loss in weight. Also called physiologic equilibrium.
nutriture nu·tri·ture (nōō’trə-chur’, -chər) n.
[nuhts] /nʌts/ Slang. interjection 1. Also, nerts, nertz. (used to express disgust, defiance, disapproval, despair). adjective 2. insane; crazy. Idioms 3. be nuts about, [nuht] /nʌt/ noun 1. a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell. 2. the kernel itself. 3. Botany. a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded […]
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adjective phrase (Variations: nutty may replace nuts) Very enthusiastic about; devoted to; crazy about: I think I’m nuts about you/ I’d be simply nutty about the quadrangles at Oxford [1918+; fr British slang nutty, ”piquant, fascinating,” fr earlier sense ”rich, tasty, desirable, like the kernel of a delicious nut,” altered in slang to nuts and […]
noun 1. the essential or basic aspects: to learn the nuts and bolts of a new job. plural noun 1. (informal) the essential or practical details modifier : Berger’s nuts-and-bolts discussion of film-TV music noun phrase The fundamentals; the practical basics: the nuts and bolts of wildland preservation/ men who are dealing with the nuts […]