nutraceutical

noun nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal \ ˌnü-trə-ˈsü-ti-kəl \
variants: or less commonly nutriceutical

Definition of nutraceutical

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

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Origin and Etymology of nutraceutical

nutritive + 2(pharm)aceutical


NUTRACEUTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

nutraceutical

noun

Definition of nutraceutical for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

nutraceutical

noun nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal
variants: also nutriceutical \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

medical Definition of nutraceutical

: 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

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