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Macronutrient

Definition
noun, plural: macronutrients
A nutrient required in large amounts
Supplement
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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