[ vur-noi; French ver-nœ-yuh ]
/ vɜrˈnɔɪ; French vɛrˈnœ yə /
a process for making synthetic rubies, sapphires, spinels, etc., by the fusion at high temperatures of powdered compounds.
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Also called flame-fusion process.
Origin of Verneuil process
named after A.V.L. Verneuil, 19th-century French mineralogist
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