micronutrient

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micro- +‎ nutrient

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micronutrient (plural micronutrients)

  1. A mineral, vitamin or other substance that is essential, even in very small quantities, for growth or metabolism.
    Synonyms: micromineral, trace element
    Antonym: macronutrient
    Hyponyms: mineral, vitamin, calcium, iron, iodine
    • 2010, Anthony Marcelus, "Fix Your Fare", Reps! 17:75
      Broccoli, on the other hand, is loaded with healthy micronutrients and is perfect in any meal, so keep it on your plate.

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