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Mineral vs. Skutterudite

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Mineralnoun

(geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.

Skutteruditenoun

(mineral) A class of mixed cobalt and nickel arsenide and sulfide minerals.

Mineralnoun

Any inorganic material (as distinguished from animal or vegetable).

Skutteruditenoun

A mineral of a bright metallic luster and tin-white to pale lead-gray color. It consists of arsenic and cobalt.

Mineralnoun

(nutrition) Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.

Skutterudite

Named after Skuterudåsen, a hill in Modum, Norway, skutterudite is a cobalt arsenide mineral containing variable amounts of nickel and iron substituting for cobalt with the ideal formula CoAs3. Some references give the arsenic a variable formula subscript of 2-3.

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Mineralnoun

(British) Mineral water.

Mineralnoun

A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.

Mineralnoun

(obsolete) A mine or mineral deposit.

Mineralnoun

(obsolete) A poisonous or dangerous substance.

Mineraladjective

of, related to, or containing minerals

Mineralnoun

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.

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Mineralnoun

A mine.

Mineralnoun

Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

Mineraladjective

Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.

Mineraladjective

Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.

Mineralnoun

solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

Mineraladjective

relating to minerals;

‘mineral elements’; ‘mineral deposits’;

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Mineraladjective

of or containing or derived from minerals;

‘a mineral deposit’; ‘mineral water’; ‘decaying vegetable matter’;

Mineraladjective

composed of matter other than plant or animal;

‘the inorganic mineral world’;

Mineral

In geology and mineralogy, a mineral or mineral species is, broadly speaking, a solid chemical compound with a fairly well-defined chemical composition and a specific crystal structure that occurs naturally in pure form.The geological definition of mineral normally excludes compounds that occur only in living beings. However some minerals are often biogenic (such as calcite) or are organic compounds in the sense of chemistry (such as mellite).

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