Macronutrient



[mak-roh-noo-tree-uh nt, -nyoo-] /ˌmæk roʊˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu-/

noun
1.
Nutrition. any of the nutritional components of the diet that are required in relatively large amounts: protein, carbohydrate, fat, and the macrominerals.
2.
Botany. any of the three chemical elements required by plants in relatively large amounts: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
/ˌmækrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt/
noun
1.
any substance, such as carbon, hydrogen, or oxygen, that is required in large amounts for healthy growth and development

macronutrient mac·ro·nu·tri·ent (māk’rō-nōō’trē-ənt, -nyōō’-)
n.
A nutrient required in large amounts for the normal growth and development of an organism.

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