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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white to dark reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, AlO(OH), present in bauxite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixed oxide and hydroxide of aluminium.

Etymologies

German Böhmit, after J. Böhm (1858-1930), German scientist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Johann Böhm, German chemist, +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)

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