Definition of nutrigenomics in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnjuːtrɪdʒɪˈnəʊmɪks//ˌnjuːtrɪdʒɪˈnɒmɪks/

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease:

    ‘this new approach to diet and exercise makes use of the latest advances in the field of nutrigenomics’
    • ‘Despite its sci-fi nature, plugging nutrigenomics into your training plan is fairly simple.’
    • ‘This fast-growing field - called nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics - is attracting serious research funding, and dieticians are predicting a ‘revolution’ in preventative health.’
    • ‘Over the past ten years, countless studies have looked at nutrigenomics and the correlation between diet and genes.’
    • ‘These differences are at the heart of the newly emerging field of nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics.’
    • ‘Here is a demonstration that nutrigenomics (the use of genetic information to customize diets) clearly is going to become very beneficial.’


Early 21st century: blend of nutrition and genomics.