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.
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- n. A mixed oxide and hydroxide of aluminium.
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)