Diaspore

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diaspore (Min) A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diaspore A hydrate of aluminium occurring in crystals and foliated masses, colorless or of a pearly gray. It is infusible, and a small fragment placed in the flame of a candle, or exposed to the flame of the blowpipe, almost instantly decrepitates and is dispersed: hence its name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diaspore dī′a-spōr a grayish, infusible hydrate of aluminium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gr. a scattering; dia` through, asunder + to sow, scatter like seed: cf. F. diaspore,

Usage


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