diaspore

noun
di·​a·​spore | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce diaspore (audio) \

Definition of diaspore

: 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, 4 July 2021

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First Known Use of diaspore

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diaspore

French, from Greek diaspora

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“Diaspore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaspore. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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