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Definition of Nutrient:
Any substance assimilated by living things that promote growth, including any number of organic or inorganic compounds used by plants in primary production.
This is the common definition for Nutrient, other definitions can be discussed in the article


The most important nutrients in terms of bulk are carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with other essential elements including nitrogen, potassium, calcium, silicium, sulphur and phosphorous.

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