a native hydrate of aluminum, AlOHO, which crackles and disperses when heated
Origin of diasporefrom Classical Greek diaspora: see Diaspora
- A white, pearly hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), found in bauxite, corundum, and dolomite and used as a refractory and abrasive.
- Botany See disseminule.
Origin of diasporeFrom Greek diasporā dispersion, scattering ; see Diaspora .
From Ancient Greek διασπείρειυ (diaspeireiu, “to scatter”), describing its decrepitaton on heating.