Diaspore Definition

dīə-spôr
noun
A white, pearly hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), found in bauxite, corundum, and dolomite and used as a refractory and abrasive.
American Heritage
A native hydrate of aluminum, Al2O3H2O, which crackles and disperses when heated.
Webster's New World

A natural hydrate of aluminium, sometimes forming stalactites.

Wiktionary

A gemstone consisting of hydrate of aluminium in crystal form.

Wiktionary

(botany) Seeds and fruit together regarded as a dispersal unit.

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Other Word Forms of Diaspore

Noun

Singular:
diaspore
Plural:
diaspores

Origin of Diaspore

  • From Ancient Greek διασπείρειυ (diaspeireiu, “to scatter”), describing its decrepitaton on heating.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek diasporā dispersion, scattering Diaspora

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

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