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nutrient

1. any of the mineral substances that are absorbed by the roots of plants for nourishment
2. any substance that nourishes an organism
3. providing or contributing to nourishment

nutrient

[′nü·trē·ənt]
(biology)
Providing nourishment.
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Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) - is the average daily intake level sufficient to meet nutrient requirements of almost all healthy individuals.
of Illinois, Urbana) and scientists at Proctor & Gamble Pet Care, Ohio, draw on recent research to introduce the basic principles of nutrition, the specific nutrient requirements of these companion animals, and feeding and disease management tips at all life stages (e.
They are going to come in and design the fence and find out what the nutrient requirements are that the cattle have to have.
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collation of data on crop nutrient requirements throughout the growth cycle, including early tests for deficiency.
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With fertiliser and commodity prices like these we must be particularly careful when working out nutrient requirements for the 2009 harvest.