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Meaning of NUTRIENT

Pronunciation:  'nootreeunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  2. [adj]  providing nourishment; "good nourishing food"

NUTRIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: alimentary, food, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, wholesome
 See Also: aliment, alimentation, beverage, chyme, comestible, commissariat, drink, drinkable, eatable, edible, fare, feed, food product, foodstuff, manna, manna from heaven, matter, miraculous food, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, potable, provender, provisions, substance, sustenance, viands, victual, victuals, vitellus, yolk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nu"tri*ent\, a. [L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire. See
Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth. -- n. Any substance
which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or
promotes growth.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A substance taken by a cell from its environment and used in catabolic or anabolic reactions.