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min·er·al

mineral

 
 
pronunciation:
mI n rl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a pure, hard substance in the earth that does not come from an animal or a plant.
Some minerals, such as diamond, can be used in making jewelry.Some minerals, like iron and calcium, can be taken into the body and are important for human health.
 
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