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nutraceutical

noun nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal \ˌnü-trə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

Simple Definition of nutraceutical

  • : a specially treated food, vitamin, mineral, herb, etc., that you eat or drink in order to improve your health

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nutraceutical

  1. :  a foodstuff (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value

Variants of nutraceutical

also

nutriceutical

\ˌnü-trə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

Origin and Etymology of nutraceutical

nutritive + 2pharmaceutical


First Known Use: 1990


Medical Dictionary

nutraceutical

noun nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal

Medical Definition of nutraceutical

  1. :  a foodstuff (as a fortified food or a dietary supplement) that is held to provide health or medical benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value—called also functional food



Variants of nutraceutical

also

nutriceutical

\ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

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