Nu"tri*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. nutritif.]

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

Nutritive plasma. Biol. See Idioplasma. -- Nutritive polyp Zool., any one of the zooids of a compound hydroid, or coral, which has a mouth and digestive cavity.

-- Nu"tri*tive*ly, adv. -- Nu"tri*tive*ness, n.


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