ba·​ker·​ite | \ ˈbākəˌrīt \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of bakerite

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bakerite

R.C.Baker, 20th century Englishman, its discoverer + English -ite

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“Bakerite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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