Definition of bakerite
: a variety of the mineral datolite occurring in white fine-grained masses resembling marble, containing boron in place of some of the silicon, and having the probable formula CaB4(BO4)(SiO4)3(OH)3.H2O (hardness 4.5)
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Origin and Etymology of bakerite
R.C.Baker, 20th century Englishman, its discoverer + English -ite
First Known Use: circa 1909
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