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nutrient

 [noo´tre-ent]
1. nourishing; aiding nutrition.
2. a food or biochemical substance used by the body that must be supplied in adequate amounts from foods consumed. There are six classes of nutrients: water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins.

nu·tri·ent

(nū'trē-ĕnt),
A constituent of food necessary for normal physiologic function.
[L. nutriens, fr. nutrio, to nourish]

nutrient

/nu·tri·ent/ (noo´tre-int)
1. nourishing; providing nutrition.
2. a food or other substance that provides energy or building material for the survival and growth of a living organism.

nutrient

(no͞o′trē-ənt, nyo͞o′-)
n.
A source of nourishment, especially a nourishing ingredient in a food.
adj.
Providing nourishment.

nutrient

[no̅o̅′trē·ənt]
Etymology: L, nutriens, food that nourishes
a chemical substance that provides nourishment and affects the nutritive and metabolic processes of the body. Nutrients are essential for growth, reproduction, and maintenance of health.

nutrient

Food industry
A substance added to foods that increases their vitamin, mineral and/or protein content.

nutrient

Food industry A substance added to foods to ↑ vitamin, mineral and protein content Nutrition A general term for proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, necessary for growth and maintenance of life. See Food additive, Macronutrient, Micronutrient.

nu·tri·ent

(nū'trē-ĕnt)
A constituent of food necessary for normal physiologic function.
[L. nutriens, fr. nutrio, to nourish]

nutrient

Anything that nourishes. Any physiologically valuable ingredient in food.

nutrient

any material that organisms take in and assimilate for growth and maintenance.

Nutrient

A food substance that provides energy or is necessary for growth and repair. Examples of nutrients are vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

nutrient

a component of food that can be used to provide energy and/or in the synthesis of substances necessary for metabolism, growth and repair, and for all physiological functions (e.g. coenzymes, hormones, haemoglobin). See also macronutrients, micronutrients, minerals, vitamins; appendix 4.1-4.4 .

nu·tri·ent

(nū'trē-ĕnt)
Constituent of food necessary for normal physiologic function.
[L. nutriens, fr. nutrio, to nourish]

nutrient,

n the beneficial chemical in foods and beverages. Classified as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals.

nutrient

1. nourishing; aiding nutrition.
2. a nourishing substance, food or component of food. Includes minerals, vitamins, fats, protein, carbohydrate and water.

nutrient allowance
the total feed provided to an animal for a day. Includes its basic nutritional requirements plus allowances for waste in the feeding process, special allowances for special states and activities, and for special qualities of the feed being used.
nutrient analysis
chemical analysis of feedstuff with measurement of fiber, protein, fat, carbohydrate, individual minerals and vitamins.
nutrient artery
one of the arterial blood supplies to a typical long bone; enters the bone via an oblique canal. Other blood supply routes to bone include metaphyseal, epiphyseal and periosteal arteries.
nutrient content
the proportion of a feed or diet that is digestible and assimilable. See also total digestible nutrients.
nutrient profile
a listing of the optimal level of each nutrient in dog and cat foods; published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.
nutrient requirements
daily requirement for each nutrient for each animal species at the recognized stages of life and production; usually presented in feeding tables.
nutrient veins
mimics the nutrient artery.
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