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mi·cro·nu·tri·ent

 (mī′krō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)
n.
A substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism.

micronutrient

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt)
n
(Biology) any substance, such as a vitamin or trace element, essential for healthy growth and development but required only in minute amounts

mi•cro•nu•tri•ent

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu-)

n.
an essential nutrient, as a trace mineral, that is required in minute amounts.
[1935–40]

micronutrient

- One of the vitamins and minerals needed only in small amounts for normal body function.
See also related terms for minerals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micronutrient - a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)micronutrient - a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Translations

micronutrient

n micronutriente m
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The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) defines Micronutrient Malnutrition as a "condition resulting of supply to the tissues of micronutrients, notably vitamin A, iron, and iodine, arising from a deficiency in the diet, losses from the body, or improper utilization of food.
Bouis HE, Hotz C, McClafferty C, Meenakshi JV and WH Pfeiffer Biofortification: A New Tool to Reduce Micronutrient Malnutrition.
Ramos in 1995 to promote the use of iodized salt to contribute to the elimination of micronutrient malnutrition in the country, particularly iodine deficiency disorders.
He said the FPP is one of the world's largest fortification programs and was developed to combat micronutrient malnutrition in Pakistan, with the goal of improving nutrition for 106 million people through fortified wheat flour, and 135 million people through fortified
I think that educating the general public about micronutrient malnutrition and the benefits of biofortified crops will help increase public acceptance.
There is a general lack of awareness about micronutrient malnutrition and its huge impact on health," says Dr Aymeric Goyer, assistant professor of plant biology at Oregon State University.
But due to shortage of food and high morbidity rate during emergencies like flood the situation of micronutrient malnutrition becomes poorer and needs more attention.
This data supports the fact that several children were suffering from micronutrient malnutrition as validated by the data on the presence of clinical signs and symptoms of IDA, VAD, and vitamins C and B-complex deficiencies.
Worldwide, 2 billion people are not eating the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals, and thus face micronutrient malnutrition, while 1.
According to experts, almost 2 billion people are suffering from micronutrient malnutrition globally known as hidden hunger.
Compared with protein-energy malnutrition, relatively little research has been conducted on micronutrient malnutrition in Canadian LTC homes [24-27].
It is estimated that micronutrient malnutrition alone causes a loss of 2.