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nutriment in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnutrimentnu‧tri‧ment /ˈnjuːtrəmənt $ ˈnuː-/ noun [uncountable] formal  DFNHBa substance that gives plants and animals what they need in order to live and grow syn nourishment
Examples from the Corpus
nutrimentI imagined I had discovered a nutriment which, on tasting it, renders one all-powerful and all-knowing.Beetle grubs may spend seven years boring through wood and extracting nutriment from that most indigestible of materials, cellulose.Having a rather poor root system, it gets nutriment mainly from the water.Seeds, of course, are much richer in nutriment than any fleshy coating.Whatever the program offered at the hour when he walks into the room will be the nutriment that he accepts and swallows.