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1. A chemical element present in tiny amounts: trace elements in ground water.
2. A chemical element required in minute quantities by an organism to maintain proper physical functioning.
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(Biology) any of various chemical elements, such as iron, manganese, zinc, copper, and iodine, that occur in very small amounts in organisms and are essential for many physiological and biochemical processes
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1. any chemical element that is required in minute quantities for physiological functioning.
2. a substance that occurs naturally only in minute amounts in the earth's crust.Also called trace′ min`eral.
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An element present in an organism in only very small amounts but essential for normal metabolism. Iodine and cobalt, for example, are trace elements required by humans.
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|Noun||1.||trace element - an element that occurs at very small quantities in the body but is nonetheless important for many biological processes|
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trace element, trace mineral
n → Spurenelement nt
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trace elementn → oligoelemento
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