nutrient nutrient  /ˈnu tri ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  2. (n) any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
  3. (adj) of or providing nourishment

Usage(s):

  1. A growing body of evidence suggests that vitamin D may be a kind of wonder nutrient, playing a critical role in the prevention of diabetes, multiple sclerosis and certain cancers.
  2. Centuries later, physicians in medieval Spain described the nutrient enema and the first bulb syringes.
  3. Then they placed the tissues in nutrient-rich broth.

News

  1. Amid Gitmo strike, ex-detainee tells of force-feeding

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. Hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay now number 104

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

  3. Amid Gitmo strike, ex-detainee tells of force-feed

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "It really requires much more attention to avoid nutrient deficiencies," Ludwig said.
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: David Ludwig Source: 13abc.com

  2. "The river plays a vital role in our economy and our quality of life in western Wisconsin, and increased sediment and nutrient flow into the Upper Basin poses a very serious threat to the long-term health of the entire Mississippi River system,"...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Ron Kind Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection

  3. "The nutrient criteria Kellogg has adopted are based on a broad review of scientific reports and experts," said James Hill, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in the statement from Kellogg.
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: James Hill Source: AFP

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