- a substance, such as water, acid, or certain gases, which, when dissolved in magma, lowers the melting point and viscosity, promotes crystallization, and influences the formation of minerals
- an element, as sulfur, arsenic, etc., that combines chemically with a metal to form an ore
- An element which is combined with a metal to form an ore.
- In galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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