Definition of micronutrient in English:

Share this entry

micronutrient

Pronunciation: /mʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈnjuːtrɪənt/

noun

A chemical element or substance required in trace amounts for the normal growth and development of living organisms.
Example sentences
  • However, what are known as micronutrients - vitamins and trace elements - can poison if taken in excessive quantities.
  • The third group of essential elements are called micronutrients because they are required by the plant in small amounts.
  • The dietary intake of carbohydrate, protein, lipids, micronutrients and phytochemicals will change based on the dietetic habits of the population.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.