kaolinite


ka·o·lin·ite

noun \-lə-ˌnīt\

Definition of KAOLINITE

:  a white mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum that constitutes the principal mineral in kaolin
ka·o·lin·it·ic \ˌkā-ə-lə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of KAOLINITE

1867

kaolinite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Group of common clay minerals that are hydrous aluminum silicates and constitute the principal ingredients of kaolin (china clay). The group includes kaolinite, dickite, nacrite, halloysite, and allophane. They are natural alteration products of feldspars, feldspathoids, and other silicates.

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