Definition of trace mineral in English:

Share this entry

trace mineral

Entry from US English dictionary


A trace element required for nutrition: selenium and other trace minerals are vital to good health
More example sentences
  • Selenium is an essential trace mineral required for normal human health and reproduction.
  • Nutritionally, mushrooms are rich in potassium and selenium, a trace mineral known for its antioxidant properties and tested recently for its ability to combat prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  • Selenium is a trace mineral that, as a constituent of certain selenoproteins, acts as an antioxidant.
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.