Definition of biomineral in English:

biomineral

noun

  • An inorganic mineral substance produced by a living organism, typically forming hard supporting structures such as bone, shell, and coral; a biogenic mineral.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Acta Crystallographica. From bio- + mineral.

Pronunciation

biomineral

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɪn(ə)rəl//ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɪn(ə)r(ə)l/