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micronutrient

[ mahy-kroh-noo-tree-uhnt, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu- /
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noun Biochemistry.
an essential nutrient, as a trace mineral or vitamin, that is required by an organism in minute amounts.
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Origin of micronutrient

First recorded in 1935–40; micro- + nutrient
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British Dictionary definitions for micronutrient

micronutrient
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt) /

noun
any substance, such as a vitamin or trace element, essential for healthy growth and development but required only in minute amounts
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