Definition of Mineral deficiency

1. Noun. Lack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism.

Specialized synonyms: Sideropenia
Generic synonyms: Deficiency, Lack, Want

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mineral Deficiency

miner's asthma
miner's canaries
miner's canary
miner's cat
miner's cramps
miner's disease
miner's elbow
miner's lettuce
miner's lung
miner's moss
miner's nystagmus
mineral deficiency (current term)
mineral dressing
mineral extraction
mineral fibres
mineral jelly
mineral kingdom
mineral makeup
mineral oil
mineral oils
mineral pitch
mineral processing
mineral resources
mineral right
mineral soil
mineral spirits

Literary usage of Mineral deficiency

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"A substantial body of literature has documented that drugs and certain chemicals or toxicants can produce a secondary mineral deficiency by chelating metals ..."

2. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1922)
"Answer: Very briefly, the answer to this important question is that endocrine dysfunction favors mineral deficiency because of the slowed and disturbed ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"It appears that the mineral deficiency of the basal ration is not such as to interfere with the storage of fat, but rather accelerates its formation at the ..."

4. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Iron deficiency is the most commonly known potential mineral deficiency in humans (Baynes, 1994). It is estimated that about half of the world's population ..."

5. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1856)
"... which Mr. Blackwell considers will compensate its mineral deficiency in length and breadth. Our second great natural advantage is the proportionate ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1909)
"... Carthagena and in cultivated (Selangor) roots in order to secure the necessary data upon which any mineral deficiency might be supplied by fertilization ..."

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