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micronutrient

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noun mi·cro·nu·tri·ent \-ˈnü-trē-ənt, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of micronutrient

  1. 1 :  trace element

  2. 2 :  an organic compound (as a vitamin) essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of an animal



1939

First Known Use of micronutrient

1939


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micronutrient

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noun mi·cro·nu·tri·ent \-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt\

Medical Definition of micronutrient

  1. :  a chemical element or substance (such as calcium or vitamin C) that is essential in minute amounts to growth and health—see trace element; compare macronutrient




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