anauxite

noun an·aux·ite \əˈnȯkˌsīt\

Definition of anauxite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral consisting of hydrous aluminum silicate, occurring as interstratified layers of silica Si8O16 and kaolin Al4Si4O10(OH)8 with the latter predominant, and being a constituent of certain clays

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Origin and Etymology of anauxite

German anauxit, from Greek anauxēs not increasing (from an- + -auxēs, from auxein to increase) + German -it -ite


First Known Use: 1842


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