Origin of nutrientClassical Latin nutriens, present participle of nutrire, to nourish: see nurse
These are sources of protien which is a nutrient.
Protein is an example of a nutrient.
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 nÅ«triÄ“ns, present participle of nÅ«triÅ (“I suckle, nourish, foster").
nutrient - Medical Definition
- The yeast-conidia, which bud off from the conidia or their resulting mycelium when sown in nutrient solutions, are developed in successive crops by budding exactly as in the yeast plant, but they cannot ferment sugar solutions.
- The spore-cell multiplies by division, while the enveloping cell is nutrient and protective.
- Sensors can constantly monitor moisture levels in the soil, the size and color of the plants, air quality, nutrient levels in the soil, amount of sunlight, and hundreds of other variables.
- Besides the aphids, other insects, such as scale insects (Coccidae), caterpillars of blue butterflies (Lycaenidae), and numerous beetles, furnish the ants with nutrient secretions.
- The cell body, or cytoplasm, is apparently composed of a fine reticulum or network, containing within the meshes a soft viscid, transparent substance, the cell-sap, or hyaloplasm, which is probably a nutrient material to the living cell.