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English definition of “nutrient”

nutrient

noun [C]     /ˈnjuː.tri.ənt/ US  /ˈnuː-/
any substance that plants or animals need in order to live and grow: It's good soil - full of nutrients. A healthy diet should provide all your essential nutrients.Animal biochemistryPlant biochemistry
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