Di"a*spore (?), n. [From Gr. a scattering; through, asunder + to sow, scatter like seed: cf. F. diaspore.] Min.

A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.

 

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