mineral element

noun

: a chemical element usually other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, or nitrogen that is a constituent of plant or animal tissue and in most cases is found in the ash remaining after incineration of the tissue
specific roles of the mineral elements in plantsB. S. Meyer & D. B. Anderson
compare macronutrient, trace element

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“Mineral element.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mineral%20element. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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