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agrobiology the applied science of plant growth and nutrition aimed at improving soil conditions and crop yield.
alimentary relating to food or nutrition. [1/2 definitions]
ascorbic acid an organic acid found in many foods, esp. citrus fruits, and required in human nutrition for the production of collagen; vitamin C.
carbohydrate any of a class of organic compounds including sugars, starches, and celluloses that are formed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and that are important in plants and necessary to animal and human nutrition.
carotene a reddish orange hydrocarbon pigment produced in orange, yellow, and dark green plant parts, and required in human nutrition as a source of vitamin A.
carotenoid any of several yellow to deep red pigments, like and including carotene, that is found in many vegetables and animal fats and is required in human nutrition. [1/3 definitions]
chlorosis an abnormal yellowing or color loss in green plant tissue because of insufficient light or nutrition, genetic disorder, or disease that results in deficient chlorophyll production. [1/2 definitions]
dietetic of or relating to diet and nutrition. [1/2 definitions]
dietetics (used with a sing. verb) the science of diet as it relates to nutrition and health.
dietitian a person who specializes in diet as it relates to nutrition and health.
dystrophy insufficient or improper nutrition. [1/2 definitions]
folacin a compound found in leafy green vegetables, essential in human nutrition for the production of blood cells, amino acids, and nucleic acids, and considered to be part of the vitamin B complex.
home economics the skills and art of managing a home, including nutrition, interior design, and child development. [1/2 definitions]
magnesium a highly reactive chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has twelve protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally only in compounds, but that can be isolated as a divalent ion essential in plant and animal nutrition, or as alight, ductile, silver-white solid that bursts into a bright flame when heated above room temperature, used for flares, fireworks, and the like. (symbol: Mg)
malnutrition poor or inadequate nutrition.
nutritionist a person trained in the study of nutrition, and often employed to apply it to people's needs, as in a hospital.
nutritive of or concerning nutrition. [1/2 definitions]
overnutrition combined form of nutrition.
riboflavin an orange to yellow member of the vitamin B complex, found in milk, meat, eggs, and dark green leafy vegetables, required in human nutrition for energy metabolism; vitamin B2.
saprozoic of or designating the absorption of dissolved organic or inorganic material for nutrition, as by protozoans. [1/2 definitions]
supernutrition combined form of nutrition.