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Trace nutrient

Definition
noun, plural: trace nutrients
A nutrient needed in trace amounts
Supplement
Although trace nutrients are required in small amounts they remain crucial in the proper metabolism and functioning of an organism. A lack of a specific trace nutrient could be harmful to the organism. Conversely, these nutrients have to be present in small quantities since they can also be detrimental or toxic to the organism when in large amounts.
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