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gibbsite

[gib-zahyt] /ˈgɪb zaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrated aluminum oxide, Al 2 O 3 ·3H 2 O, occurring in whitish or grayish crystals and masses: an important constituent of bauxite ore.
Also called hydrargillite.
Origin of gibbsite
1815-1825
1815-25; named after George Gibbs (died 1833), American mineralogist; see -ite1
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  • For gibbsite the database is more limited, except for studies conducted in basic solutions.
  • The liquor is usually seeded with fine gibbsite seed from previous cycles t o initiate precipitation.
  • The liquor is usually seeded with fine gibbsite seed from previous cycles to initiate precipitation.
British Dictionary definitions for gibbsite

gibbsite

/ˈɡɪbzaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium oxide: a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina. Formula: Al(OH)3
Word Origin
C19: named after George Gibbs (died 1833), American mineralogist
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