macronutrient

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noun mac·ro·nu·tri·ent \-ˈnü-trē-ənt, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of macronutrient

  1. :  a chemical element or substance (such as potassium or protein) that is essential in relatively large amounts to the growth and health of a living organism — compare micronutrient

1942

First Known Use of macronutrient

1942


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macronutrient

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noun mac·ro·nu·tri·ent \-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt\

Medical Definition of macronutrient

  1. :  a substance (as a protein, carbohydrate, or fat) required in relatively large quantities for growth, energy, and health—compare micronutrient


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