Definition of Dawsonite

1. n. A hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals.



Definition of Dawsonite

1. Noun. (minerology) An orthorhombic mineral composed of sodium aluminium carbonate hydroxide. ¹

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Definition of Dawsonite

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Medical Definition of Dawsonite

1. A hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals. Origin: Named after J. W. Dawson of Montreal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dawsonite

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dawnlike
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dawsonite (current term)
dawsonites
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day-after-day
day-and-night
day-blind
day-blindness
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Literary usage of Dawsonite

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1. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada: Déliberations by Royal Society of Canada (1908)
"dawsonite: A Carbonate of Soda and Alumina. ... the latter named the mineral dawsonite in honour of Sir William.1 The dyke in question is shattered by ..."

2. Geological record (1889)
"[Tuscan dawsonite.] Bull. Soc. Min. France, t. iv.. p. 28. de ce minéral. Hull. Soc. Min. ... Sur un nouveau gisement de dawsonite et sur la formation . ..."

3. Minerals of California by Arthur Starr Eakle (1914)
"dawsonite. Basic carbonate of aluminium and sodium, ... dawsonite is a very rare mineral, and occurs in arid regions as white crusts. ..."

4. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1874)
"mineral was first noticed by Dr. Dawson and has accordingly being named dawsonite. It is interesting on account of its containing over 30 per cent ..."

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