Mineral vs Whewellite - What's the difference?

mineral | whewellite |

As nouns the difference between mineral and whewellite

is that mineral is mineral while whewellite is (mineralogy) a mineral, hydrated calcium oxalate.


Alternative forms

* minerall (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • (geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
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  • Any inorganic material (as distinguished from animal or vegetable).
  • Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.
  • (British) Mineral water.
  • (Ireland, South Africa, informal) A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.
  • (obsolete) A mine or mineral .
  • * 1599 , , IV. i. 26:
  • O'er whom his very madness, like some ore / Among a mineral of metals base, / Shows itself pure;

    Derived terms

    * rare earth mineral


  • of, related to, or containing minerals
  • Derived terms

    * mineral acid * mineral oil * mineral processing * mineral tar * mineral water * mineral wax * mineral weathering * mineral wool


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  • (mineralogy) A mineral, hydrated calcium oxalate.