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Nutrient  n.  
Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth; a nutriment.
Specifically: (Microbiology) A substance added to the growth medium of a microorganism to promote growth.

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"Nutrient" Quotes from Famous Books

... the seed is capable of assimilating, by well-determined and thoroughly specialized processes, the nutrient matter contained in its environment, precisely as the "primordial germ" develops under its environing conditions. From the moment they strike their rootlets into the ground, the processes of development and growth are the same. The only point, however, necessary to make in this ...
— Life: Its True Genesis • R. W. Wright

... be put to cook in cold or boiling water, in accordance with the object to be attained in their cooking. Foods from which it is desirable to extract the nutrient properties, as for broths, extracts, etc., should be put to cook in cold water. Foods to be kept intact as nearly as may be, should be put to cook ...
— Science in the Kitchen. • Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

... that the most important and widely applicable foods contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and mineral matter, the latter containing phosphates and chlorides. Other things being equal, it may be considered that the comparative nutrient value of two articles is in proportion to the amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphoric ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884 • Various

... jointed character of the body. A tapeworm as an example of internal parasites is an extremely degenerate form which lacks a digestive tract, because this is superfluous in an animal which lives bathed in the nutrient fluids of its host. Comparing it in other respects with other low wormlike creatures, it appears to be a relative of peculiar simple worms with complete organization and independence of life. All these degenerate forms enlarge ...
— The Doctrine of Evolution - Its Basis and Its Scope • Henry Edward Crampton

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