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noun, plural: macronutrients

A nutrient required in large amounts


Macronutrients include those nutrients needed in amounts higher than other nutrients (i.e. micronutrients). For instance, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are plants' macronutrients.

Word origin: macro- (large) + nutrient


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