gahnite

[ gah-nahyt ]

noun
  1. a dark-green to black mineral of the spinel group, zinc aluminate, ZnAl2O4.

Origin of gahnite

1
1800–10; named after J. G. Gahn (1745–1818), Swedish chemist; see -ite1
  • Also called zinc spinel .

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British Dictionary definitions for gahnite

gahnite

/ (ˈɡɑːnaɪt) /


noun
  1. a dark green mineral of the spinel group consisting of zinc aluminium oxide. Formula: ZnAl 2 O 4

Origin of gahnite

1
C19: named after J. G. Gahn (1745–1818), Swedish chemist; see -ite 1

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