Diaspore meaning

dīə-spôr
A white, pearly hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), found in bauxite, corundum, and dolomite and used as a refractory and abrasive.
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A native hydrate of aluminum, Al2O3H2O, which crackles and disperses when heated.
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A natural hydrate of aluminium, sometimes forming stalactites.
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A gemstone consisting of hydrate of aluminium in crystal form.
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(botany) Seeds and fruit together regarded as a dispersal unit.
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Origin of diaspore

  • From Greek diasporā dispersion, scattering Diaspora

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

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

    From Wiktionary