alite

noun \ˈāˌlīt\

Definition of alite

plural

-s

  1. :  a constituent of portland-cement clinker now identified as a calcium silicate approximately Ca3SiO5 containing small but essential amounts of aluminum and magnesium in substitution for silicon and empty holes in the crystal structure

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Origin and Etymology of alite

1a + -lite


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