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noun as in source of nourishment

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They’re also a great way to consume a ton of nutrient-dense items and, when assembled with care, are surprisingly portable.

That means water and nutrients stick around, too, creating ideal conditions for plants to grow.

The values they estimated included the sediments’ age, the density and distribution of cells in them, how those cells got their energy, and the rates at which the cells metabolized the available nutrients.

After “feeding” microbes from the collected sediments with nutrients including carbon and nitrogen, the team tracked the organisms’ activity based on what was consumed.

We’re trying to see how that influences their geochemistry and nutrients, and how life has adapted to the different conditions.

The deep is much too nutrient poor to support such a large animal.

After all, water is the most essential nutrient our system needs.

This nutrient helps balance the sodium in your diet and assists with regulating blood pressure.

This may cause a negative autoimmune response, and inhibits proper digestion and nutrient absorption.

Smart snacks are nutrient dense; they have lower calories with healthy benefits.

Variety is very desirable, provided that there is no important sacrifice in nutrient value.

By autumn, plankton concentrations diminish as light and nutrient levels decrease.

The composition, reaction, etc., of the nutrient medium in which the organism is growing.

A watery solution of the extractives, etc., of lean meat (usually beef) forms the basis of several nutrient media.

Complete the solution of the various ingredients by bubbling live steam through the flask as in making nutrient agar.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nutrient, such as: fiber, food, mineral, vitamin, nutriment, and supplements.

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