Nutrient vs Postabsorptive - What's the difference?

nutrient | postabsorptive |


As adjectives the difference between nutrient and postabsorptive

is that nutrient is providing nourishment while postabsorptive is following absorption of nutrients from the alimentary canal.

As a noun nutrient

is a source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.

nutrient

Noun

(en noun)
  • A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
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  • Even second-generation and keep carbon and nutrients in the ground.

    Synonyms

    * nutriment

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • providing nourishment
  • postabsorptive

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Following absorption of nutrients from the alimentary canal