mineraloid


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mineraloid

[′min·rə‚lȯid]
(mineralogy)
A naturally occurring, inorganic material that is amorphous and is therefore not considered to be a mineral. Also known as gel mineral.
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The key ingredient in the pill, succinic acid, is synthesized from amber, a mineraloid formed by the fossilized resin of 35 to 40 million-year-old pine trees.
9 /PRNewswire/ -- Amber is a mineraloid formed by the fossilized resin of 35 to 40 million-year-old pine trees.