kaolinite

noun
ka·​o·​lin·​ite | \ ˈkā-ə-lə-ˌnīt How to pronounce kaolinite (audio) \

Definition of kaolinite

: a white mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum that constitutes the principal mineral in kaolin

Other Words from kaolinite

kaolinitic \ ˌkā-​ə-​lə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce kaolinite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of kaolinite

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Kaolinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaolinite. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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