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Definition of "micronutrient" [micronutrient]

  • A substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "micronutrient" in a sentence
  • "For example, we are working with local manufacturers in countries such as South Africa and Bangladesh to provide fortified foods and nutritional supplements to those that suffer from hidden hunger, also known as micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) deficiency."
  • "To address this issue, various home fortification options have been developed such as micronutrient powders that can be added directly to food."
  • "Raisins are an excellent source of boron, a micronutrient which is gaining more attention for its role in bone health, especially in regards to women."