In the diet, certain substances necessary for the maintenance of life and good health. Some are essential components of bodily substances, such as the calcium in bones and the iron in hemoglobin, whereas others help regulate the activities of metabolism. (See under “Earth Sciences.”)
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These guys are full parasites, taking sugar, water, and minerals from the tree.
That makes it a reliable way to measure how much oxygen was in the atmosphere when the minerals were deposited.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These millions secured the rights to mine platinum, among the most valuable of minerals, from central Zimbabwe.
These four minerals are all found in the resource rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
These include carbs and protein and fats, minerals and vitamins and electrolytes.The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)|Kent Sepkowitz|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These minerals are rare, and the implements made of them were small chisel-like blades, rarely exceeding an inch in length.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
The gossan does not often carry much value, though it may show traces of minerals which suggest what may be found below.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
It is poor (except some minerals of which there is a world glut).After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
If not occurring in the particular locality it may be obtained from a dealer in minerals at slight expense.
Minerals; generally, limestone, and excellent for buildings.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West|J. M. Peck