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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 project launched on Friday will support chakkis (small-scale grinders) to mill flour that is rich in micronutrients.
Under this pilot project, the chakki owners of the twin cities would be sensitized to mix micronutrients (zinc, iron, Folic acid and vitamin B12) in the flour at the time of grinding and thus prevent population particularly women and children, the most vulnerable segment, from food deficiencies.
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The new study, administered by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and published in 'The Journal of Nutrition', found that older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for 16 weeks significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients.
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