- The definition of a nutrient is something that provides nourishment, food or substances necessary for growth.
Protein is an example of a nutrient.
These are sources of protien which is a nutrient.
Origin of nutrientClassical Latin nutriens, present participle of nutrire, to nourish: see nurse
Origin of nutrientLatin nūtriēns, nūtrient-, present participle of nūtrīre, to suckle; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more nutrient, superlative most nutrient)
- providing nourishment
From Latin nūtriēns, present participle of nūtriō (“I suckle, nourish, foster”).