nutraceutical

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

nutriceutical

Definition of nutraceutical

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

Origin and Etymology of nutraceutical

nutritive + 2pharmaceutical


First Known Use: 1990


NUTRACEUTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

nutraceutical

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

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

  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


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