allophane

noun al·lo·phane \ ˈa-lə-ˌfān \

Definition of allophane

:an amorphous translucent mineral of various colors often occurring in incrustations or stalactite forms and consisting of a hydrous aluminum silicate

Origin and Etymology of allophane

Greek allophanēs appearing otherwise, from all- + phainesthai to appear, middle voice of phainein to show — more at fancy


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