nutrient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nutrient of or providing nourishment "good nourishing stew"
    • n nutrient any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    • n nutrient any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavor.
    • Nutrient (Microbiology) A substance added to the growth medium of a microorganism to promote growth.
    • Nutrient Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth; a nutriment.
    • a Nutrient Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? According to the Mayo Clinic dietician, a true yam is a large, starchy root that can get up to 100 pounds. It is native to Africa and Asia and is seldom available in the USA. The sweet potato is a native American plant. It was a staple for early settlers and was actually brought to Europe by Columbus. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes: One is moist and orange-fleshed, the other is drier and yellow. The orange-fleshed potato is commonly - and incorrectly - called a yam. This common practice has resulted in confusion when it comes to labels. Some stores incorrectly label the darker of the two sweet potatoes as being a yam, and they list the nutrient content for yams. True yams have no vitamin A. So consumers mistakenly think that the product has no vitamin A, even though it actually does. Consumers are most likely eating sweet potatoes - and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.
    • nutrient Affording nutriment or nourishment; nourishing; nutritive; nutritious.
    • nutrient Conveying or purveying nourishment; alimentative: as, nutrient vessels.
    • n nutrient A nutrient substance; something nutritious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
    • adj Nutrient nourishing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire,. See Nourish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nutrimentumnutrīre, to nourish.

Usage

In literature:

Is not French Existence, as before, most prurient, all loosened, most nutrient for it?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Soluble nutrients sprayed on plant leaves are rapidly taken into the vascular system.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
Your blood only has worth as the nutrients of my posterity.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
The importance of the other nutrient compounds is but secondary.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
The male never in a single instance, in any organism, whether plant or animal, contributes nutrient material.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Pour twenty plate cultivations, ten of nutrient gelatine and ten of nutrient agar, each containing 0.1 c.c.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Money came to build nurseries at Dohnavur, and buy more of the special nutrients we so much required.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
The AORTA proceeds from the left ventricle of the heart, and contains the pure, or nutrient blood.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Then they uncrated the lead-leaf-lined bags filled with stolen geese and emptied them into the nutrient fluid.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
Substances used for food are generally grouped into three classes, called the three nutrients.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
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In poetry:

As the small opossum held in pouch maternal
Grasps the nutrient organ whence the term mammalia,
So the unknown stranger held the wire electric,
Sucking in the current.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Thanks! thanks!" the grateful chef replied,
His nutrient feature showing wide
The gleam of arches dental:
"To cut my head off wouldn't pay,
I find it useful every day,
As well as ornamental."
"A Poem Served To Order" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The wafers include numerous types of algae and a more flavorful nutrient mix, the company reports.
Overcoming nutrient standard challenges with science and collaboration.
After all, both starches offer outstanding nutrients, great taste and preparation convenience for only pennies per serving.
International nutrient demand has weakened since the company announced its fiscal Q2 guidance earlier in October.
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service soil fertility expert advised beef producers to get a soil test as residual nutrients from previous fertilizer applications may still be in reserve.
Samnee raises the quail to provide fresh, nutrient-rich red meat for his falcons and hawks.
Horses love alfalfa , and it's a wonderful source of calories and nutrients for them AZP Worldwide/Fotolia.
Nutrient powder may fight anemia in kids.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture said in a recent reminder that the state's farmers, lawn care companies, golf courses and other nutrient handlers should not apply nutrients to the ground during the winter months.
Moreover, both avocados and chocolate contain powerful anti-cancer nutrients, so that's as good a reason as any for us to enjoy this dish regularly.
These foods have proven to have a super-boost of certain key nutrients.
On August 2, WEF joined 29 national, state and regional organizations to send a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding addressing nutrients and developing numeric nutrient criteria.
One of the most important nutrients we need on a daily basis is calcium .
Software then analyzes the before and after photos to calculate calories consumed and, according to Trevino, a report of nutrients in the foods.
Kellogg Canada added that eating breakfast cereal is "a smart way for everyone to start the day" because cereal is typically a low-fat, nutrient-dense food with many essential vitamins and minerals.
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In science:

However, in many interesting biological problems, cells change their environment, they consume nutrients, secrete waste, etc.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal
In an environment where nutrient are abundant and no other limiting factors exist, it is reasonable to assume that the primary production Sn is proportional to the number of primary producers Xn .
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
On the other hand, if nutrients are scarce then the primary production is limited by the nutrient supply.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
This value can be interpreted as an indicator of the nutrient availability in the system.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Another type of behavior is exhibited by predators that need to choose their prey actively in order to obtain all nutrients that are necessary for growth.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
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