diaspore

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

Definition of diaspore

: a mineral consisting of aluminum hydrogen oxide

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 26 Feb. 2021.

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