a saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium sulphate

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  • Anhydrite — Anhydrite[1] Catégorie VII : sulfates, sélénates tellurates, chromates, molybdates, tungstates[2] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anhydrite — [ anidrit ] n. f. • 1845; de anhydre ♦ Minér. Sulfate naturel anhydre de calcium, présent dans les dépôts d évaporation des eaux marines. ● anhydrite nom féminin Sulfate naturel anhydre de calcium CaSO orthorhombique. anhydrite [anidʀit] n. f.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anhydrite — An*hy drite, n. [See {Anhydrous}.] (Min.) 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). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anhydrite — [an hī′drīt΄] n. [< Gr anydros (see ANHYDROUS) + ITE1] a soft, light colored, orthorhombic mineral, CaSO4, that changes into gypsum with the absorption of water; anhydrous calcium sulfate …   English World dictionary

  • Anhydrite — Not to be confused with anhydride. Anhydrite Anhydrite, Chihuahua, Mexico General …   Wikipedia

  • anhydrite — /an huy druyt/, n. a mineral, anhydrous calcium sulfate, CaSO4, usually occurring in whitish or slightly colored masses. [1825 35; ANHYDR + ITE1] * * * Rock forming mineral, anhydrous calcium sulfate (CaSO4), which differs chemically from gypsum… …   Universalium

  • anhydrite — anhidritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bevandenis gipsas, mineralas. formulė Ca[SO₄] atitikmenys: angl. anhydrite; anhydrous gypsum rus. ангидрит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • anhydrite — noun Etymology: German Anhydrit, from Greek anydros Date: circa 1823 a mineral consisting of an anhydrous calcium sulfate that is usually massive and white or slightly colored …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anhydrite — n. (Mineralogy) an anhydrous calcium sulfate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anhydrite — [an hʌɪdrʌɪt] noun a white mineral consisting of anhydrous calcium sulphate. Origin C19: from Gk anudros (see anhydrous) + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

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