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noun, plural: micronutrients

A nutrient needed in small amounts


Micronutrients are those nutrients needed in small amounts as opposed to macronutrients required in large amounts. For example, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are nutrients humans need; however, proteins are needed in amounts higher than vitamins, making the latter considered as micronutrient. Although micronutrients are needed in small amounts they are crucial in normal and healthy condition of an organism.

Word origin: micro- (small) + nutrient



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definition of genetic mechanisms in the context of immunity

Hi there, I'm reallly confused about a question in a past exam paper....so in class we learnt about how micronutrient deficiencies can lead to an impaired immune system allowing infections such as pneumonia to occur....so I get how that happens but part of the question asks ...

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by biology_06er
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:10 am
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Topic: definition of genetic mechanisms in the context of immunity
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