boehmite

noun

boehm·​ite ˈbā-ˌmīt How to pronounce boehmite (audio)
ˈbər-,
ˈbə-
: a mineral consisting of an orthorhombic form of aluminum oxide and hydroxide AlO(OH) found in bauxite

Word History

Etymology

German Böhmit, from Johann Böhm (Boehm) †1952 German chemist

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boehmite was in 1924

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“Boehmite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boehmite. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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