Mineral

A mineral is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic representable by a chemical formula, usually abiogenic, and has an ordered atomic structure. It is different from a rock, which can be an aggregate of minerals or non-minerals and does not have a specific chemical composition. The exact definition of a mineral is under debate...
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mineral

Any naturally occurring, three dimensional, inorganic substance, with a chemical structure that can be exact, or can vary within limits. Elements that occur naturally are also listed as minerals.
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mineral

Any naturally occurring, three dimensional, inorganic substance, with a chemical structure that can be exact, or can vary within limits. Elements that occur naturally are also listed as minerals.
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mineral

(min´әr-әl) general term for any of numerous nonorganic, homogeneous, solid substances, including some consisting of just one element and others that are chemical compounds. any of the nonorganic substances that are essential to health and must be obtained in the diet. Calcium, iron, and iodine...
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mineral

[adj] - relating to minerals 2. [adj] - composed of matter other than plant or animal 3. [adj] - of or containing or derived from minerals 4. [n] - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Mineral

• (v. i.) A mine. • (a.) Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. • (v. i.) An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals. • (a.) Of or pe...
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mineral

adjective composed of matter other than plant or animal; `the inorganic mineral world`
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Mineral

Min'er·al adjective 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. Mineral acids (Chemistry) , inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hy...
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Mineral

Min'er·al noun [ French minéral , Late Latin minerale , from minera mine. See Mine , intransitive verb ] 1. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline for...
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mineral

1. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals. ... 2. A mine. ... 3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of thi...
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Mineral

A mineral is a naturally-occurring solid of definite chemical composition whose atoms usually form a regular pattern.
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Mineral

A mineral is an element or compound occurring naturally due to inorganic processes.
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MINERAL

A naturally formed chemical element or compound having a definite chemical composition, an ordered internal arrangement of its atoms, and characteristic crystal form and physical properties.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring chemical. Many minerals exist, and many are needed by the body in order to work properly, e.g., calcium.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring element or compound with a precise chemical formula and a regular internal lat
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Mineral

A naturally occurring homogeneous solid with a highly ordered lattice and of a defined chemical composition.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring homogeneous substance having definite physical properties and chemical composition and, if formed under favorable conditions, a definite crystal form.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring homogeneous substance having definite physical properties and chemical composition and, if formed under favorable conditions, a definite crystal form.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring homogeneous substance having definite physical properties and chemical composition and usually a crystal form.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring homogeneous substance having definite physical properties and chemical composition and, if formed under favorable conditions, a definite crystal form.
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mineral

A naturally occurring inorganic solid chemical element or compound found in the Earth's crust. The term is sometimes loosely used for coal and petroleum products, e.g., mineral oil.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring inorganic solid having a definite internal structure and a definite chemical composition that varies only within strict limits. Chemical composition and internal structure determine its physical properties, including the tendency to assume a particular geometric form (crystal form).
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mineral

A naturally occurring inorganic solid that has a well-defined chemical composition and in which atoms are arranged in an ordered fashion.
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mineral

A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure. The term is sometimes loosely used for coal and petroleum products, e.g., mineral oil.
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Mineral

A naturally occurring, inorganic, crystalline solid with a definite internal structure and chemical composition.
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