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cry·o·lite

 (krī′ə-līt′)
n.
An uncommon, white, vitreous natural fluoride of aluminum and sodium, Na3AlF6, nearly invisible in water in powdered form and used chiefly in the electrolytic recovery of aluminum. Also called Greenland spar.

cryolite

(ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or colourless mineral consisting of a fluoride of sodium and aluminium in monoclinic crystalline form: used in the production of aluminium, glass, and enamel. Formula: Na3AlF6

cry•o•lite

(ˈkraɪ əˌlaɪt)

n.
a mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride, Na3AlF6, occurring in white masses, used as a flux in the electrolytic production of aluminum.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryolite - a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
atomic number 9, fluorine, F - a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

cryolite

[ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt] ncriolite f
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