cryolite
noun Date: 1801 a mineral consisting of a fluoride of sodium and aluminum found especially in Greenland usually in white cleavable masses and formerly used as a source of aluminum

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  • Cryolite — Cryolite[1] Catégorie III : halogénures[2] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cryolite — from Ivigtut Greenland General Category Halide Mineral Chemical form …   Wikipedia

  • Cryolite — Cry o*lite (kr[imac] ? l?t), n. [Gr. kry os icy cold, frost + lite: cf. F. cryolithe.] (Min.) A fluoride of sodium and aluminum, found in Greenland, in white cleavable masses; used as a source of soda and alumina. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cryolite — [krī′ō līt΄, krī′əlīt΄] n. [ CRYO + LITE: with reference to its icy appearance] a fluoride of sodium and aluminum, Na3AlF6, found in Greenland or produced synthetically and used in the molten state in the electrolytic production of aluminum …   English World dictionary

  • cryolite — cryolithe [ krijɔlit ] n. f. VAR. cryolite • 1808; de cryo et lithe ♦ Fluorure naturel d aluminium et de sodium, très fusible. ● cryolite ou cryolithe nom féminin Fluorure double naturel d aluminium et de sodium, utilisé dans la métallurgie de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cryolite — /kruy euh luyt /, n. a mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride, Na3AlF6, occurring in white masses, used as a flux in the electrolytic production of aluminum. Also called Greenland spar. [1795 1805; CRYO + LITE] * * * ▪ mineral       colourless to… …   Universalium

  • cryolite — kriolitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Na₃[AlF₆] atitikmenys: angl. cryolite rus. криолит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cryolite — noun The mineral sodium aluminium fluoride (NaAlF) …   Wiktionary

  • cryolite — n. mineral …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cryolite — [ krʌɪəlʌɪt] noun a white or colourless mineral consisting of a fluoride of sodium and aluminium …   English new terms dictionary

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