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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

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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.
Sigma Biosphere products utilise a range of soil and crop appropriate combinations of magnesium, calcium, sulfur and micronutrients in season-long form to augment NPK blends to maximise crop production across a variety of growing environments and crop rotations.
The micronutrients fertilizer (super down) levels had statistically significant effects on all the plant traits.
Commercial food fortification, where trace amounts of micronutrients are added to staple foods or condiments during processing, allows people to consume recommended levels of micronutrients.
Micronutrients play vital roles in the growth and development of plants, due to their stimulatory and catalytic effects on metabolic processes and ultimately on flower yield and quality (Khosa et al, 2011).
One long-term and cost-effective approach to overcome zinc deficiency in humans involves biofortification - increasing micronutrients in staple crops.
Our women and children would be prevented from deficiencies of these essential micronutrients which were imperative for good health and nutrition.
com)-- According to the latest market report published by Persistence Market Research, titled "Global Market Study on Agriculture Micronutrients: Established Players Are Focusing to Strengthen Partnerships along the Value Chain to Gain Better Market Access over the Forecast Period 2016 - 2024," the global agriculture micronutrients market was valued at US$ 6,576.
Agricultural micronutrients are vital nutrients, which are required in trace amounts, to control certain physiological activities in crops to increase the yield and improve quality.
In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the requirements and nutritional efficiency of banana seedlings Prata Ana and BRS Platina hybrid cultivars submitted to the omission of micronutrients in the nutrient solution.
28) There is much scientific data to support that micronutrients such as copper, boron, manganese, zinc and iron can reduce the severity of plant diseases by increasing disease tolerance and resistance of plants to pathogens.
A scarcity of micronutrients could lead to increased food and other allergies, atopic dermatitis and obesity; the latter is an enabler for certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes.