anhydrite

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noun an·hy·drite \-ˌdrīt\

Definition of anhydrite

  1. :  a mineral consisting of an anhydrous calcium sulfate that is usually massive and white or slightly colored

Origin and Etymology of anhydrite

German Anhydrit, from Greek anydros


First Known Use: 1805


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