gibbsite

noun gibbs·ite \ˈgibˌzīt\

Definition of gibbsite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Al(OH)3 consisting of light-colored translucent aluminum hydroxide occurring as monoclinic crystals and also in stalactitic and spheroidal forms

gibbsitic

\(ˈ)gib¦zitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gibbsite

George Gibbs †1833 American mineralogist + English -ite


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