- A food or dietary supplement that is believed to provide health benefits.
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Nutraceutical — Nutraceutical, a portmanteau of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, is a food or food product that reportedly provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Health Canada defines the term as a… … Wikipedia
nutraceutical — (noo.truh.SOO.tuh.kul) n. A pill or other pharmaceutical product that has nutritional value; a food that has had its nutritional value enhanced by pharmaceuticals. (Also spelled as nutriceutical.) Example Citation: Purists, who stick to the… … New words
nutraceutical — UK [ˌnjuːtrəˈsjuːtɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌnutrəˈsutɪk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms nutraceutical : singular nutraceutical plural nutraceuticals a food or natural substance that people eat in order to feel more healthy … English dictionary
Nutraceutical — Functional Food (auch Nutraceutical von nutrition = Ernährung und pharmaceutical= Pharmazeutikum), auf deutsch funktionelle Lebensmittel, sind Nahrungsmittel, die mit zusätzlichen Inhaltsstoffen (Nahrungsergänzungsmittel) angereichert werden, die … Deutsch Wikipedia
Nutraceutical — A food or part of a food that allegedly provides medicinal or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. A nutraceutical may be a naturally nutrient rich or medicinally active food, such as garlic or soybeans, or it may… … Medical dictionary
nutraceutical — also nutriceutical noun Etymology: nutritive + 2pharmaceutical Date: 1990 a foodstuff (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value … New Collegiate Dictionary
nutraceutical — /nooh treuh sooh ti keuhl, nyooh /, n. a food or natural substance that contains or is supplemented with ingredients purported to have health benefits. Also, nutriceutical. [1985 90; NUTR(ITION) + (PHARM)ACEUTICAL)] * * * … Universalium
nutraceutical — noun /njuːtrəˈsuːtɪkəl/ A nutrient or food believed to have curative properties. A food used as a drug … Wiktionary
nutraceutical — nu|tra|ceu|ti|cal [ ,nutrə sutıkl ] noun count TECHNICAL a food or natural substance that people eat in order to feel more healthy … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
nutraceutical — [ˌnju:trə sju:tɪk(ə)l] noun another term for functional food. Origin 1990s: from L. nutrire nourish + pharmaceutical … English new terms dictionary
nutraceutical — nu·tra·ceu·ti·cal … English syllables