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Accession:CHEBI:46662 term browser browse the term
Definition:In general, a mineral is a chemical substance that is normally crystalline formed and has been formed as a result of geological processes. The term also includes metamict substances (naturally occurring, formerly crystalline substances whose crystallinity has been destroyed by ionising radiation) and can include naturally occurring amorphous substances that have never been crystalline ('mineraloids') such as georgite and calciouranoite as well as substances formed by the action of geological processes on bigenic compounds ('biogenic minerals').
Synonyms:related_synonym: Minerale;   minerales;   minerals;   mineraux

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  CHEBI ontology 19734
    chemical entity 19732
      chemical substance 11495
        mineral 2592
          azurite 0
          biogenic mineral + 0
          carbonate mineral + 0
          diatomaceous earth + 0
          disodium tetraborate + 1
          disodium tetraborate decahydrate 0
          disodium tetraborate octahydrate 0
          halide mineral + 0
          hydrated silica + 0
          native element mineral + 384
          oxide mineral + 152
          phosphate mineral + 0
          silicate mineral + 2249
          sulfate mineral 0
          sulfide mineral + 0
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