boehmite

[bey-mahyt, boh-]

noun

a mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), a major component of bauxite.

Nearby words

  1. boehme,
  2. boehme, jakob,
  3. boehmenism,
  4. boehmenist,
  5. boehmian,
  6. boeing,
  7. boeotia,
  8. boeotian,
  9. boeotus,
  10. boep

Origin of boehmite

1925–30; < German Böhmit, named after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for boehmite

Boehmite

noun

a grey, red, or brown mineral that consists of alumina in rhombic crystalline form and occurs in bauxite. Formula: AlO(OH)

Word Origin for Boehmite

C20: from German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist

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