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halloysite

[ huh-loi-sahyt, -zahyt, ha- ]
/ həˈlɔɪ saɪt, -zaɪt, hæ- /

noun

a refractory clay mineral similar in composition to kaolinite.

Nearby words

hallow, hallowed, halloween, hallowmas, hallows, halloysite, halls of ivy, hallstatt, hallstattan, hallucal, halluces

Origin of halloysite

1820–30; after Jean-Baptiste-Julien Omalius d'Halloy (1783–1875), Belgian geologist; with -site for -ite1, after mineral names formed from surnames ending in s
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