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trace element

n.
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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trace element

n
(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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trace′ el`ement


n.
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.
[1935–40]
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trace element

(trās)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trace element - an element that occurs at very small quantities in the body but is nonetheless important for many biological processestrace element - an element that occurs at very small quantities in the body but is nonetheless important for many biological processes
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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Translations

trace element

, trace mineral
nSpurenelement nt
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trace element

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Mn2+ is another trace element also being incorporated in enamel by ingestion via food, air and water.9 Mn2+also has a potential to replace Ca2+ in HAp.17 Various studies have conveyed the capability of Mn2+ to incorporate in synthetic HAp without disturbing the crystal domain size.17
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