Nutrient

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Nutrient Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

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Nutrient Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A nutrient is either a chemical element or compound used in an organism's metabolism or physiology. A nutrient is essential to an organism if it cannot be produced by the organism and must be obtained from a food source.

The following table gives an idea of what elements are essential for humans:



'Nutrient' example sentence in quotations


* Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital. - Kelly Barton


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Nutrient Sample Sentences in News


  • Nutrient pollution trading in limbo in Maryland as it expands in Virginia
    While the Obama administration is touting Virginia's pollution trading program as an "innovative market-based approach" to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland's trading effort remains stuck in limbo after years of study and debate. Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'
  • Nutrient availability can cause whole-genome recoding
    The availability of a trace nutrient can cause genome-wide changes to how organisms encode proteins, report scientists from the University of Chicago in PLoS Biology on Dec. 9. The use of the nutrient -- which is produced by bacteria and absorbed in the gut -- appears to boost the speed and accuracy of protein production. Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'
  • Organic & Natural Health Association and GrassrootsHealth Partner in Population-Based Nutrient Research to Guide ...
    Organic & Natural Health Association announced a new partnership with GrassrootsHealth on Dec. 9 at the Vitamin D for Public Health conference in La Jolla, California. Organic & Natural will sponsor the ... Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'

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