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Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. Nutritive plasma.

(Science: biology) Any one of the zooids of a compound hydroid, or coral, which has a mouth and digestive cavity. Nutritively, Nutritiveness.

Origin: Cf. F. Nutritif. Of or providing nourishment; good nourishing stew.