gahnite
gahnite gahn"ite (g[aum]n"[imac]t), n. [Named after Gahn, a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) Zinc spinel; automolite. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gahnite — Gahnite, ZnAl2O4, is a rare mineral belonging to the spinel group. It forms octahedral crystals which may be green, blue, yellow, brown or grey. It occurs in Falun, Sweden where it is found in pegmatites and skarns, contact metamorphic rocks.… …   Wikipedia

  • gahnite — [gän′īt΄] n. [Ger gahnit, after J. G. Gahn (1745 1818), Swed chemist] a dark green to black, very hard, brittle, crystalline mineral, ZnAl2O4, found in schists, pegmatites, etc.; zinc spinel …   English World dictionary

  • gahnite — noun Etymology: German Gahnit, from J. G. Gahn died 1818 Swedish chemist Date: circa 1808 a usually dark green mineral consisting of an oxide of zinc and aluminum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gahnite — /gah nuyt/, n. a dark green to black mineral of the spinel group, zinc aluminate, ZnAl2O4. [1800 10; named after J. G. Gahn (1745 1818), Swedish chemist; see ITE1] * * *       the mineral zinc aluminum oxide, a member of the spinel (q.v.) series …   Universalium

  • gahnite — noun A rare mineral ZnAlO in the spinel group …   Wiktionary

  • gahnite — gahn·ite …   English syllables

  • gahnite — gahn•ite [[t]ˈgɑ naɪt[/t]] n. mir a dark green to black mineral of the spinel group • Etymology: 1800–10; after J. G. Gahn (1745–1818), Swedish chemist …   From formal English to slang

  • gahnite — /ˈganaɪt/ (say gahnuyt) noun a dark green to black mineral of the spinel group, zinc aluminate, ZnAl2O4; zinc spinel. {named after JG Gahn, 1745–1818, Swedish chemist. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gahnite — ˈgäˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: German gahnit, from Johan G. Gahn died 1818 Swedish chemist + German it ite : a usually dark green mineral ZnAl2O4 consisting of an oxide of zinc and aluminum and constituting a member of the spinel series …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gahnit — Oktaedrisch ausgebildeter Gahnitkristallzwilling aus Amity (Stadt Warwick), Orange County, New York Chemische Formel ZnAl2O4 Mineralklasse Oxide und Hydrox …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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