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alunogen

[ uh-loo-nuh-juhn ]
/ əˈlu nə dʒən /
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noun

a mineral, hydrous sulfate of aluminum, Al2(SO4)3⋅18H2O, occurring as a white, fibrous crust on quarry or mine walls.

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Origin of alunogen

1865–70; <French alun (see alunite) + -o- + -gen

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