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mineralNutrition A popular term for a nonvitamin nutrient needed to maintain health
Major minerals–in bone Calcium, phosphate, magnesium
Major minerals–in electrolytes Sodium, potassium, chloride
Minor minerals–in metalloproteins Iron, copper, manganese, iodine, cobalt, molybdenum, selenium, chromium, fluoride, zinc
Trace minerals Nickel, silicon, vanadium, tin
trace min·er·als(trās min'ĕr-ălz)
Minerals that are essential to the body in quantities less than 100 mg/day.
n.pl minerals needed in small amounts for optimal functioning. The list includes boron, calcium, chloride, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, germanium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, rubidium, selenium, strontium, tin, vanadium, and zinc.