diaspore: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dī'u-spôr", -spōr"), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, aluminum oxyhydroxide, AlO(OH), occurring in crystals, or more usually in lamellar or scaly masses: a principal constituent of bauxite and an important source of aluminum.
  2. a disseminule, esp. one that undergoes dispersal.
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