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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of nutrire 'to feed, nourish'

nutrient

noun
     
Related topics: Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry
nu‧tri‧ent [countable]
DFNHB a chemical or food that provides what is needed for plants or animals to live and grow:
The plant absorbs nutrients from the soil.
nutrient adjective

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