mineral element


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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