gibbsite

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gibbsite

(ˈɡɪbzaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium oxide: a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina. Formula: Al(OH)3
[C19: named after George Gibbs (died 1833), American mineralogist]
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Noun1.gibbsite - white crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide; a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
bauxite - a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
aluminium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide, hydrated aluminium oxide, hydrated aluminum oxide - white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite