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boehmite

[ bey-mahyt, boh- ]

noun

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


Boehmite

/ ˈbɜːmaɪt /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of boehmite1

1925–30; < German Böhmit, named after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist; -ite 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of boehmite1

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

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