minor element


noun

Geology. any chemical element found in small quantities in the rocks of the earth's crust.Compare major element.
Biochemistry. trace element.

Nearby words

  1. minor agglutinin,
  2. minor axis,
  3. minor canon,
  4. minor coin,
  5. minor duodenal papilla,
  6. minor hysteria,
  7. minor key,
  8. minor league,
  9. minor mode,
  10. minor order

Origin of minor element

First recorded in 1940–45

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