meaning of Anhydrite

Anhydrite meaning in General Dictionary

A mineral of a white or a slightly bluish color frequently huge it really is anhydrous sulphate of lime and is different from gypsum in perhaps not containing water whence the name

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  • A mineral of a white or a slightly bluish color, often massive. It's anhydrous sulphate of lime, and varies from gypsum in not containing water (whence title).

Anhydrite meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A mineral of a white or a slightly bluish shade, usually massive. It is anhydrous sulphate of lime, and is different from gypsum in not containing liquid (whence title).


Sentence Examples with the word Anhydrite

Calcium sulphate, CaSO 4, constitutes the minerals anhydrite (q.v.), and, in the hydrated form, selenite, gypsum (q.v.), alabaster (q.v.), and also the adhesive plaster of Paris (see Cement).

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