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 (măk′rō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)
A substance required in relatively large amounts for the normal growth and development of an organism. Macronutrients for animals include fat, carbohydrate, and protein, while for most plants they include chemical elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus.


(Biochemistry) any substance, such as carbon, hydrogen, or oxygen, that is required in large amounts for healthy growth and development


(ˌmæk roʊˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu-)

1. any of the nutritional components required in relatively large amounts: protein, carbohydrate, fat, and the essential minerals.
2. any of the chemical elements required by plants in relatively large amounts: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.


- One required in relatively large amounts by organisms, e.g. carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
See also related terms for organism.
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Like the low-calorie /low-protein Guatemalans, there are many populations that lack access to high-quality macronutrient sources or have access to only low-quality macronutrients.
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com/jmammal/article/95/1/160/922646/Macronutrient-optimization-and-energy-maximization) 2014 study on macronutrient optimization and energy maximization in brown bears.
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The food consumed was recorded and its caloric content and macronutrient composition calculated.
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