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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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Nutrient requirements of small ruminants: Sheep, goats, cervids, and new world camelids.
2009), this could be achieved through (i) the real-time determination of individual nutrient requirements according to its actual body weight (BW) and actual growth and feed intake patterns, (ii) the formulation of balanced diets limiting the amount of excess nutrients (often two diets, one formulated to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding pig at the beginning of the first growing period and another to satisfy the less demanding pig at the end of the last growing period), and (iii) the adjustment of the dietary supply of nutrients that will match the evaluated requirements of each individual within the herd (through the daily blend of two diets, in order to achieve the nutrient requirement of each pig).
The draft guidance only required that the product be" marketed to provide nutrients in support of meeting the animal's total daily nutrient requirements.
In short, all of one's nutrient requirements can be provided by alternative plant sources, supplemented by manufactured food preparations fortified with these essential nutrients.
A full log of its water and nutrient requirements is also kept.
The study found extensive micronutrient additions at levels often well in excess of nutrient requirements.
The RDA is the amount of certain vitamins and minerals the government recommends in order to meet the nutrient requirements of most healthy people.
It is difficult for adults to lose weight; the process is even more complicated in children and cannot interfere with nutrient requirements for growth.
In the introduction to Vegan for Her, author Virginia (Ginny) Messina says, "I wrote this book for vegan women because women's nutrient requirements and health concerns are unique.
The introduction of high yielding varieties to meet the food requirements of the ever-increasing population has resulted in increased use of fertilizer to satisfy the nutrient requirements of these high yielding varieties.
READY for the upcoming fashion week is health brand Missisippy that promises to restock your nutrient requirements while you strut about from one show to the other.
He said the exact nutrient requirements for a milking buffaloes still need to be worked out.