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/ˈdaɪ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
a mineral, aluminum oxyhydroxide, AlO(OH), occurring in crystals, or more usually in lamellar or scaly masses: a principal constituent of bauxite and an important source of aluminum.
a disseminule, especially one that undergoes dispersal.
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a white, yellowish, or grey mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium oxide in orthorhombic crystalline form, found in bauxite and corundum. Formula: AlO(OH)
any propagative part of a plant, esp one that is easily dispersed, such as a spore
C19: from Greek
a scattering, dispersion; see
: so named from its dispersion and crackling when highly heated
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