Definition of Diaspore

1. n. A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.



Definition of Diaspore

1. Noun. A natural hydrate of aluminium, sometimes forming stalactites. ¹

2. Noun. A gemstone consisting of hydrate of aluminium in crystal form. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) seeds and fruit together regarded as a dispersal unit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diaspore

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Diaspore

1. A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe. Origin: From Gr. A scattering; through, asunder + to sow, scatter like seed: cf. F. Diaspore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diaspore

diarylethenes
diarylike
diaryliodonium
diarylmaleimide
diarylmaleimides
diarylquinoline
diarylquinolines
diaschisis
diascope
diascopes
diascopy
diascordium
diaspora
diasporan
diasporas
diaspore (current term)
diaspores
diasporic
diastalsis
diastaltic
diastase
diastases
diastasic
diastasis
diastasis recti
diastasuria
diastatic
diastatic skull fracture
diastem
diastema

Literary usage of Diaspore

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1. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1822)
"13 On the Crystalline Form of diaspore. By W. Phillips, FLS. 8cc. (To the Editor of the Annals of Philosophy.) The results obtained by subjecting the latter ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"diaspore. This is a hydrous oxide of aluminum corresponding to the formula AL,O3,H2O, ... Neither diaspore nor gibbsite have as yet been found in sufficient ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"diaspore has been recorded as a constituent of granite, ... No alterations of diaspore are recorded. However, it is probable that where diaspore is ..."

4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1905)
"diaspore. This mineral crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, the crystals usually being prismatic and flattened parallel to the ..."

5. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1846)
"Mr Haidinger mentions that diaspore has been found in a peculiar position ... The specific gravity of the Schemnitz diaspore is 3'303 ; and the hardness 6. ..."

6. Lectures on Mineralogy: Delivered at the School of Mines, Columbia College by Thomas Egleston (1886)
"13. oo P2. OR. « P2. R. Fig. 14. oo P2. -3 P2. | P2. -2R. diaspore. ... The colors of diaspore are not very marked ; they are grayish, greenish, yellowish, ..."

7. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"diaspore (8) diaspore has been positively recognized only as a decomposition product in completely altered rhyolites, ..."

8. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1852)
"Alumina, on the contrary, crystallises, in suitable circumstances, anhydrous in the state of corundum, and hydrated in the state of diaspore. ..."

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