a soft, orthorhombic mineral, hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), that is a chief component of some bauxites
Origin of boehmiteGerman böhmit, after J. Böhm, 20th-c. mineralogist
A white to dark reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, AlO(OH), present in bauxite.
Origin of boehmiteGerman B&odie;hmit, after J. B&odie;hm, (1858–1930), German scientist.
Named for Johann Böhm, German chemist, + -ite