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1nutrient

adjective nu·tri·ent \ˈnü-trē-ənt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUTRIENT

:  furnishing nourishment
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Examples of NUTRIENT

  1. <a breakfast drink enriched with nutrient proteins and vitamins>

Origin of NUTRIENT

Latin nutrient-, nutriens, present participle of nutrire to nourish — more at nourish
First Known Use: 1650

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

2nutrient

noun

: a substance that plants, animals, and people need to live and grow

Full Definition of NUTRIENT

:  a nutritive substance or ingredient

Examples of NUTRIENT

  1. Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.
  2. The soil is low in nutrients.
  3. You need more nutrients in your diet.

First Known Use of NUTRIENT

circa 1828

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor
NUTRIENT Defined for Kids

nutrient

noun nu·tri·ent \ˈnü-trē-ənt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUTRIENT for Kids

:  a substance that is needed for healthy growth, development, and functioning <Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.> <Plants get nutrients from the soil.>

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