Definitions for minerals

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Minerals

    Native, inorganic or fossilized organic substances having a definite chemical composition and formed by inorganic reactions. They may occur as individual crystals or may be disseminated in some other mineral or rock. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

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  1. minerals

    Plural form of mineral.

    The Earth's crust contains a variety of different minerals which we call a form of natural resources.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hamisi Shomary:

    Tanzania has natural gas, minerals and so many other resources yet we don't see any benefit.

  2. Cynthia Sass:

    Whole grains contain natural substances that may bind with minerals, which make them less absorbable.

  3. Aoi Sedarat:

    Some of the ingredients, namely minerals, can be harsh on the stomach lining – it causes indigestion and pain.

  4. Gene Baur:

    By eating a variety of foods, you get the whole component of nutrients [including] vitamins, minerals and fiber.

  5. Larry Taylor:

    The associations of minerals will tell us something about the genesis of this rock, which is a strange one indeed.

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