trace elements

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Chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, selenium, zinc, and other elements that occur in very small amounts (usually less than 1 to 10 parts per million) as constituents of living organisms, and are necessary for their growth, development, and health. Whereas the shortage of trace elements in the body may result in stunted growth or even death, their presence in higher amounts is also harmful. Also called trace metals.

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You must not allow even trace elements of a toxic substance to seep out into the environment because that can do major damage.
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Sea water has been found to contain a number of rare and often valuable trace elements, such as gold and silver.
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I was taught about trace elements in chemistry class, which kind of bored me because I was not into them.
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