[ no̵̅o̅] ′trē ənt, nyo̵̅o̅ ′-
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.
nutrient definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin nutriens, present participle of nutrire, to nourish: see nurse noun
a nutritious ingredient or substance in a food
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. nutrient definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A source of nourishment, especially a nourishing ingredient in a food.
Origin: Latin nūtriēns , nūtrient-, present participle of nūtrīre, to suckle; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. nutrient - Medical Definition
A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. nutrient - Science Definition
A substance that provides nourishment for growth or metabolism. Plants absorb nutrients mainly from the soil in the form of minerals and other inorganic compounds, and animals obtain nutrients from ingested foods.