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noun, plural: nutriments

A source of nourishment; food; a substance that promotes growth, development, and repair, provides energy, and sustain life


Word origin: from Latin nūtrīmentum, from nūtrīre (to nourish)


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Hypothetical experiment

... is not representative of natural conditions for E. coli. If you keep feeding a very rich broth to a population that is limited in size (but not in nutriment, you might have some weird things happening in you chemostat, and I wonder if the culture is going to be very stable. Plus probably there ...

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by canalon
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hypothetical experiment
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The Fiber Disease

... and keep the algae’s chloroplast, or energy-making cells, alive in their translucent gut. There the plastids photosynthesize and supply the slugs’ nutriment, while the slugs in turn provide an ideal environment for the plastids. Examining the slug’s genome reveals a gene for a protein useless to ...

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by London
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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