micronutrient


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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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According to experts, almost 2 billion people are suffering from micronutrient malnutrition globally known as hidden hunger.
The causes of micronutrient deficiencies are multiple and interconnected.
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The study found that the micronutrient treatment resulted in statistically significant improvements in several indices from ADHD symptoms to global assessment of functioning compared with placebo.
Hirata's main argument is simple yet multilayered: the growing focus on micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, since the 1990s is one manifestation of this scientized approach to food insecurity, which the political economy and gendered implications of feeding obscures.
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