micronutrient(redirected from Trace-element)
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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
micronutrientAny of the necessary minor components of a well-balanced diet, including vitamins and minerals, which are ingested either in relatively large amounts (thus known as macrominerals) or in minimal amounts (known as trace minerals).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
micronutrientClinical nutrition A minor and necessary component of a balanced diet–eg, vitamins, minerals. See Diet. Cf Macronutrient, Minerals, Non-nutritive dietary component, Vitamins.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
micronutrientany TRACE ELEMENT (e.g. zinc) or compound required in only minute amounts by organisms. Compare MACRONUTRIENT.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005