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boehmite

[ bey-mahyt, boh- ]
/ ˈbeɪ maɪt, ˈboʊ- /
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noun
a mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), a major component of bauxite.
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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
/ (ˈbɜːmaɪt) /

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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