micronutrient

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

Definition of micronutrient

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

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First Known Use of micronutrient

1939


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micronutrient

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

medical Definition of micronutrient

: 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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