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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun mineralogy A mixed oxide and hydroxide of aluminium.

Etymologies

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

[German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, (1858–1930), German scientist.]

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Named for Johann Böhm, German chemist, +‎ -ite

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