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.
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Syllabification: trace min·er·al
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