[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.
[noo-trish-uh s, nyoo-] /nuˈtrɪʃ əs, nyu-/ adjective 1. providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal. /njuːˈtrɪʃəs/ adjective 1. nourishing, sometimes to a high degree adj. 1660s, from Latin nutricius “that which nourishes, nurses,” from nutrix (genitive nutricis) “a nurse,” from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously. nutritious nu·tri·tious (nōō-trĭsh’əs, nyōō-) […]
[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious. 2. of, relating to, or concerned with : foods with high nutritive value. noun 3. an item of nourishing food: a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives. /ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv/ adjective 1. providing nourishment 2. of, concerning, or promoting nutrition noun 3. […]
[muh-mey-lee-uh n, -meyl-yuh n] /məˈmeɪ li ən, -ˈmeɪl yən/ noun 1. an animal of the class Mammalia; mammal. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the class Mammalia; characteristic of mammals. adj. 1813, from mammal + -ian. As a noun, from 1835.
[mal-thoo-zhuh n, -zee-uh n] /mælˈθu ʒən, -zi ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the theories of T. R. , which state that population tends to increase faster, at a geometrical ratio, than the means of subsistence, which increases at an arithmetical ratio, and that this will result in an inadequate supply of the goods […]