nutritive ratio


: the ratio of digestible protein to other nutrients in a foodstuff or ration

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nutritive ratio was in 1897

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“Nutritive ratio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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