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MINERAL

1. An inorganic species or stuff occurring in character, having a definite chemical composition and generally a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except determined 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 common classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral). Origin: F. Mineral, LL. Minerale, fr. Minera mine. See Mine. 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, a salt of a mineral acid. Mineral tallow, a familiar name for hatchettite, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance. Mineral water. See Water. Mineral wax. See Ozocerite. Mineral wool, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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