boehmite

noun
boehm·​ite | \ ˈbā-ˌmīt How to pronounce boehmite (audio) , ˈbər-, ˈbə- \

Definition of boehmite

: a mineral consisting of an orthorhombic form of aluminum oxide and hydroxide AlO(OH) found in bauxite

First Known Use of boehmite

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boehmite

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

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“Boehmite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boehmite. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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