di·​a·​spore ˈdī-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce diaspore (audio)
: a mineral consisting of aluminum hydrogen oxide

Examples of diaspore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bauxite is a complex mix of the minerals gibbsite, boehmite, and diaspore, formed as less stable minerals like feldspar and mica react with water. David Bressan, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022

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Word History


French, from Greek diaspora

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diaspore was in 1805

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“Diaspore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaspore. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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