A substance the body needs in tiny amounts to grow and stay healthy. Examples are vitamins and minerals.

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  • micronutrient — [mī΄krōno͞o′trē ənt, mī΄krōnyo͞o′trē ənt] n. [ MICRO + NUTRIENT] any of the chemical elements, as iron, required in minute quantities for growth of an organism …   English World dictionary

  • Micronutrient — Micronutrients are nutrients required by humans and other living things throughout life in small quantities to orchestrate a whole range of physiological functions, but which the organism itself cannot produce.[1] For people, they include dietary …   Wikipedia

  • micronutrient — mikroelementai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Cheminiai elementai, kurių gyviesiems organizmams reikia labai mažai (B, Zn, Fe, Co, Mn, Mo, Cu). atitikmenys: angl. microelements; micronutrient; trace elements rus. микроэлементы …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • micronutrient — mikroelementai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Cheminiai elementai, kurių gamtoje (uolienose, dirvožemyje, vandenyje, organizmuose) yra labai nedaug, bet gyviesiems organizmams jie yra būtini (yra >20 elementų: boras,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • micronutrient — noun Date: 1939 1. trace element 2. an organic compound (as a vitamin) essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of an animal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • micronutrient — /muy kroh nooh tree euhnt, nyooh /, n. Biochem. an essential nutrient, as a trace mineral or vitamin, that is required by an organism in minute amounts. [1935 40; MICRO + NUTRIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • micronutrient — noun A mineral, vitamin or other substance that is essential, even in very small quantities, for growth or metabolism Broccoli, on the other hand, is loaded with healthy micronutrients and is perfect in any meal, so keep it on your plate. Ant:… …   Wiktionary

  • micronutrient — mi·cro·nu·tri·ent n(y)ü trē ənt n 1) TRACE ELEMENT 2) an organic compound (as a vitamin) essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of an animal * * * mi·cro·nu·tri·ent (mi″kro nooґtre ənt) any essential dietary element… …   Medical dictionary

  • micronutrient — noun a chemical element or substance required in trace amounts by living organisms …   English new terms dictionary

  • micronutrient —   Chemical compound required for plant growth in small quantities, the shortage of which can be a common cause of deficiency symptoms in plants, e.g. manganese, boron.   Cf. macronutrient …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • micronutrient — mi·cro·nutrient …   English syllables

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