boehmite(redirected from Böhmite)
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A white to dark reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, AlO(OH), present in bauxite.
[German Böhmit, after J. Böhm (1858-1930), German scientist.]
(Minerals) a grey, red, or brown mineral that consists of alumina in rhombic crystalline form and occurs in bauxite. Formula: AlO(OH)
[C20: from German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist]
boehm•ite(ˈbeɪ maɪt, ˈboʊ-)
a mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), a major component of bauxite.
[1925–30; < German Böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-century German scientist; see -ite1]