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1. A white, pearly hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), found in bauxite, corundum, and dolomite and used as a refractory and abrasive.
2. Botany See disseminule.

[From Greek diasporā, dispersion, scattering; see Diaspora.]


1. (Minerals) a white, yellowish, or grey mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium oxide in orthorhombic crystalline form, found in bauxite and corundum. Formula: AlO(OH)
2. (Botany) any propagative part of a plant, esp one that is easily dispersed, such as a spore
[C19: from Greek diaspora a scattering, dispersion; see Diaspora: so named from its dispersion and crackling when highly heated]


(ˈdaɪ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a hydrous oxide of aluminum, AlO(OH), occurring as a mineral in white to greenish crystals or in foliated masses.
[< French (1801); see Diaspora]
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