Definition of Anhydrite

1. n. A mineral of a white or a slightly bluish color, usually massive. It is anhydrous sulphate of lime, and differs from gypsum in not containing water (whence the name).



Definition of Anhydrite

1. Noun. (minerology) a saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum) ¹

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Definition of Anhydrite

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Medical Definition of Anhydrite

1. A mineral of a white a slightly bluish colour, usually massive. It is anhydrous sulphate of lime, and differs from gypsum in not containing water (whence the name). See: Anhydrous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anhydrite

anhinga
anhingas
anhistic
anhistous
anholonomic
anholonomies
anhomomorphic
anhungered
anhungry
anhydrase
anhydrases
anhydrate
anhydration
anhydride
anhydrides
anhydrite (current term)
anhydrites
anhydro-
anhydrobiosis
anhydrobiotic
anhydroecgonine
anhydroelastase
anhydrogitalin
anhydroleucovorin
anhydrosis
anhydrosugar
anhydrosugars
anhydrotetracycline
anhydrotetracycline oxygenase
anhydrous

Literary usage of Anhydrite

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"Loft for many days in •water, the quantity of moisture absorbed did not exceed that which some varieties of natural anhydrite would have absorbed if placed ..."

2. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Mostly gypsum, with some anhydrite, white and gray, mostly moderately ... In thin section it is seen to contain some anhydrite and is impregnated with ..."

3. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1854)
"gypsum is in great part formed from anhydrite by contact with the atmosphere. It is not surprising that this action should extend to a great depth in some ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"Mostly gypsum, with some anhydrite, white and gray, mostly moderately ... In thin section it is seen to contain some anhydrite and is impregnated with ..."

5. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"anhydrite AND GYPSUM. The only important rock-making sulphates are anhydrite ... As explained below, the main source of anhydrite is by the alteration of ..."

6. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"From this G. Rose1 argued that in nature gypsum is sometimes altered to anhydrite. Similar pseudomorphs of anhydrite after salt have been found at Hall in ..."

7. A System of Mineralogy: In which Minerals are Arranged According to the by ROBERT. JAMESON (1820)
"It is divided into five subspecies, vi/. Sparry anhydrite, Scaly anhydrite, Fibrous anhydrite, Conchoidal anhydrite, Compact anhydrite. ..."

8. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"in sulphate of soda requires a higher temperature ; but the crystals of anhydrite, separated by water from the sulphate of soda, were perfectly anhydrous. ..."

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