mineral vein

mineral vein

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  • mineral vein — noun a layer of ore between layers of rock • Syn: ↑vein • Hypernyms: ↑geological formation, ↑formation • Hyponyms: ↑bonanza …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vein — Vein, n. [OE. veine, F. veine, L. vena.] 1. (Anat.) One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See {Artery}, 2. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vein — [veın] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stomach, ↑vein, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Vein (geology) — A quartz vein, prominent from the surrounding weathered rock In geology, a vein is a distinct sheetlike body of crystallized minerals within a rock. Veins form when mineral constituents carried by an aqueous solution within the rock mass are… …   Wikipedia

  • mineral deposit — Introduction       aggregate of a mineral in an unusually high concentration.       About half of the known chemical elements (chemical element) possess some metallic (metal) properties. The term metal, however, is reserved for those chemical… …   Universalium

  • vein — A continuous body of mineral or mineralized rock, filling a seam or fissure in the earth s crust, within defined boundaries in the general mass of the mountain (which boundaries clearly separate it from the neighboring rock), and having a general …   Black's law dictionary

  • Mineral — For other uses, see Mineral (disambiguation). An assortment of minerals. A mineral is a naturally occurring …   Wikipedia

  • vein — [[t]ve͟ɪn[/t]] veins 1) N COUNT: usu pl Your veins are the thin tubes in your body through which your blood flows towards your heart. → See also varicose vein Many veins are found just under the skin. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, with supp, usu adj N… …   English dictionary

  • vein — veinal, adj. veinless, adj. veinlike, adj. /vayn/, n. 1. one of the system of branching vessels or tubes conveying blood from various parts of the body to the heart. 2. (loosely) any blood vessel. 3. one of the riblike thickenings that form the… …   Universalium

  • vein — noun 1 (C) one of the tubes through which blood flows to your heart from other parts of your body compare artery (1) 2 (C) 3 a) one of the thin lines on a leaf or on the wing of an insect b) one of the thin lines on a piece of wood, cheese,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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