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nutrient

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Synonyms for nutrient

  • fiber
  • food
  • mineral
  • vitamin
  • nutriment
  • supplements
  • health food
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The importance of the other nutrient compounds is but secondary.

How does the amount of this nutrient compare with that found in meats?

Why must bulk be considered in a ration, as well as nutrient content?

Which nutrient, protein or fat, is the most completely digested?

It is not the nutrient fluid, but that which is left over, which is secreted.

Standardise the medium and complete as for nutrient bouillon.

Nutrient media for the culture of bacteria are solidified by 10-15 per cent.

Several tests are used to detect the presence of this nutrient.

The nutrient of potatoes is starch, present in fair proportion.

Shortage of nutrient elements as nitrogen or phosphorus or others.

WORD ORIGIN

"a nutritious substance," 1828, noun use of adjective (1640s) meaning "providing nourishment," from Latin nutrientem (nominative nutriens), present participle of nutrire "to nourish, suckle, feed, foster" (see nourish).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NUTRIENT

alimentary

adjectivedigestive
  • comestible
  • dietary
  • digestible
  • nourishing
  • nutrient
  • nutritional
  • nutritious
  • nutritive
  • peptic
  • salutary
  • sustaining
  • sustentative
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