Anhydrite meaning

ăn-hīdrīt
A colorless, white, gray, blue, or lilac mineral of anhydrous calcium sulfate, CaSO4 , occurring as layers in gypsum deposits.
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A soft, light-colored, orthorhombic mineral, CaSO4, that changes into gypsum with the absorption of water; anhydrous calcium sulfate.
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(mineralogy) A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum).
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Origin of anhydrite

  • anhydr(ous) –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition