Definition of Nutriment

1. Noun. A source of materials to nourish the body.

Definition of Nutriment

1. n. That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.

Definition of Nutriment

1. Noun. A source of nourishment; food. ¹

2. Noun. Something that promotes growth or development; a nutrient. ¹

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Definition of Nutriment

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Medical Definition of Nutriment

1. 1. That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment. "The stomach returns what it has received, in strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of the body." (South) 2. That which promotes development or growth. "Is not virtue in mankind The nutriment that feeds the mind ?" (Swift) Origin: L. Nutrimentum, fr. Nutrire to nourish. See Nourish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutriment

nutrient agar
nutrient arteries of humerus
nutrient artery
nutrient artery of femur
nutrient artery of fibula
nutrient artery of the tibia
nutrient canal
nutrient enema
nutrient foramen
nutrient medium
nutrient vessel
nutriment (current term)
nutrition policy
nutrition surveys
nutritional amblyopia
nutritional anaemia
nutritional and metabolic diseases

Literary usage of Nutriment

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1. Report on a Re-examination of the Economical Geology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1838)
"And I shall merely notice the natural sources of vegetable nutriment within ... Yet the whole of it is capable of being converted into vegetable nutriment. ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... likely to bring about the death of the protoplasm, is growth, ie the addition of substance to its body, or, in other words, the absorption of nutriment. ..."

3. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Henry Dallinger (1891)
"... are beginning to put out extensions and ing** nutriment, of which two pellets are seen in its interior. tion of the solid nutriment which they take into ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"The Assimilation and Distribution of nutriment in Alcyonium digitatum. By EDITH M. PRATT, M.Sc. The principal results of these experiments, ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"[Published in full in Jour. Am. Chem. Soc.] NOTE ON ABSORPTION OF NITROGENOUS nutriment BY THE ROOTS OF PLANTS. By Prof. WM. ..."

6. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"Effect of Organic nutriment on Growth of Water Bacteria.—The ability of bacteria to thrive in well-waters depends in large degree on the amount of nutriment ..."

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