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Macronutrient

Definition: Nutients that the body uses in relatively large amounts - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This is as opposed to micronutrients, which the body requires in smaller amounts, such as vitamins and minerals.

Pronunciation: ma cro noo tree ent

Examples: Proteins, carbohydrates, fats (lipids)

Common Misspellings: macronootrient macronutrent

Related Terms: Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat

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