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The principal ore of aluminum, composed mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides.

[After Les Baux, a commune of southeast France.]

baux·it′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.


consisting of, containing or resembling bauxite
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Adj.1.bauxitic - resembling or containing bauxite
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