macronutrient

(redirected from Macro-nutrient)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

macronutrient

[¦mak·rō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in large amounts.
References in periodicals archive ?
Whitetails in the area apparently have long instinctively supplemented their diet by visiting a spot rich in that macro-nutrient.
A major theme in Blaine Tucker's report is that people struggling with or trying to prevent diabetes must be extremely aware of their intake of macro-nutrients and dietary fiber.
We focused mainly on macro-nutrients, which the body uses in relatively large amounts.
Walter's soil test revealed that he had very high organic material, but all his macro-nutrients were presently at a deficit.
When you have all three macro-nutrients in your diet, you are less likely to feel deprived and may experience less cravings.
Intensive livestock farming has greatly affected the use of manure to replenish the soil, leading to the accumulation of macro-nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and heavy metals (in particular, copper and zinc), and consequently to the increased risk of water and atmospheric pollution.
Until you feed your body with the right macro-nutrients, the brain tells you 'give me more' and that cycle continues until you eat the next meal.
On the other hand, soybeans contain all three of the macro-nutrients required for good nutrition: complete protein, carbohydrate and fat, as well as vitamins and minerals, including calcium, folic acid and iron.
Equally they should know about good hygiene practices and a healthy diet rich in micro and macro-nutrients, including clean drinking water, said the senior neonatologist.
Uptake of macro-nutrients by strawberry plants in soilless culture.