[ al-uh-feyn ]
/ ˈæl əˌfeɪn /
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a clay mineral, an amorphous hydrous silicate of aluminum, occurring in blue, green, or yellow, resinous to earthy masses.
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Origin of allophane
1835–45; <Greek allophanḗs, equivalent to allo-allo- + phan- (stem of phaínesthai to appear) + -ēs adj. suffix
Words nearby allophane
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British Dictionary definitions for allophane
/ (ˈæləˌfeɪn) /
a variously coloured amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium silicate and occurring in cracks in some sedimentary rocks
Word Origin for allophane
C19: from Greek allophanēs appearing differently, from allo- + phainesthai to appear
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