brucite

[broo-sahyt]

noun

a mineral, magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, occurring in tabular, foliated crystals: used in magnesia refractories.

Origin of brucite

1865–70; named after A. Bruce (1777–1818), American mineralogist; see -ite1
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