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trace mineral

Syllabification: trace min·er·al

Definition of trace mineral in English:

noun

A trace element required for nutrition: selenium and other trace minerals are vital to good health
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  • 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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