Definition of mineral element
: 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 plants — B. S. Meyer & D. B. Anderson — compare macronutrient, trace element
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