Definitions for Nutrientˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nu•tri•entˈnu tri ənt, ˈnyu-(adj.)
nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
(n.)a nutrient substance.
Origin of nutrient:
1640–50; < L nūtrient- (s. of nūtriēns), prp. of nūtrīre to feed, nourish
any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive(adj)
of or providing nourishment
"good nourishing stew"
A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
Origin: From nutriens, present participle of nutrire.
nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth
any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth
A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs to live and grow or a substance used in an organism's metabolism which must be taken in from its environment. They are used to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes and are converted to and used as energy. Methods for nutrient intake vary, with animals and protists consuming foods that are digested by an internal digestive system, but most plants ingest nutrients directly from the soil through their roots or from the atmosphere. Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and vitamins. Inorganic chemical compounds such as dietary minerals, water, and oxygen may also be considered nutrients. A nutrient is said to be "essential" if it must be obtained from an external source, either because the organism cannot synthesize it or produces insufficient quantities. Nutrients needed in very small amounts are micronutrients and those that are needed in larger quantities are called macronutrients. The effects of nutrients are dose-dependent and shortages are called deficiencies. See healthy diet for more information on the role of nutrients in human nutrition.
Translations for Nutrient
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a substance which gives nourishment
This food contains important nutrients.
- طَعام مُغَذٍّArabic
- хранителни веществаBulgarian
- nutrientePortuguese (BR)
- der NährstoffGerman
- θρεπτική ουσίαGreek
- ماده مغذىFarsi
- élément nutritifFrench
- חוֹמֵר מֵזִיןHebrew
- पुष्टिकर, पुष्टिकारकHindi
- hranjiva tvarCroatian
- nutriente, sostanza nutrienteItalian
- maistinga medžiagaLithuanian
- barības vielasLatvian
- zat makananMalay
- odżywka, substancja odżywczaPolish
- ماده مغذىPersian
- elemento nutricionalPortuguese
- element nutritivRomanian
- питательное веществоRussian
- hranljivi sastojakSerbian
- besin, gıda, besleyici maddeTurkish
- 養份，營養素Chinese (Trad.)
- поживна речовинаUkrainian
- غذا کا کام دينے والاUrdu
- chất dinh dưỡngVietnamese
- 营养物Chinese (Simp.)
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