[[t]yuˈlɛk saɪt[/t]] n.
mir a whitish mineral, hydrous sodium calcium borate, NaCaB5O9∙8H2O, occurring in arid regions as rounded masses of radiating crystal needles
Etymology: 1865–70; after George L. Ulex, German chemist

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  • Ulexite — (NaCaB5O9·8H2O) (hydrated sodium calcium borate hydroxide) is a mineral occurring in silky white rounded crystalline masses or in parallel fibers. It was named after the German chemist Georg Ludwig Ulex (1811−1883) who first discovered it.Ulexite …   Wikipedia

  • ULEXITE — Borate hydraté dont la formule chimique peut s’écrire NaCaB598H2O, l’ulexite est parfois dénommée, à tort, boronatrocalcite, car ce terme peut aussi s’appliquer à la probertite de composition chimique qualitative analogue. L’ulexite contient… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ulexite — L’ulexite (NaCaB5O9·8H2O) est un minerai de bore et contient 43% de borates …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ulexite — U lex*ite, n. [After a German chemist.] (Min.) A mineral occurring in white rounded crystalline masses. It is a hydrous borate of lime and soda. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ulexite — /yooh lek suyt/, n. a mineral, hydrous sodium and calcium borate, NaCaB5O9·8H2O, occurring in arid regions in the form of white acicular crystals: a major source of borax. [1865 70; named after George L. Ulex, German chemist; see ITE1] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • ulexite — uleksitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė NaCa[B₅O₆(OH)]·5H₂O atitikmenys: angl. boronatrocalcite; natronborocalcite; ulexite rus. боронатрокальцит; улексит ryšiai: sinonimas – natrioborokalcitas sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ulexite — noun Etymology: George L. Ulex died 1883 German chemist Date: 1867 a soft mineral consisting of a hydrous borate of sodium and calcium and usually occurring in loose masses of white fibers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ulexite — noun A white mineral with triclinic crystals, NaCaB<sub>5</sub>O<sub>9</sub></sub>·8H<sub>2</sub>O …   Wiktionary

  • ulexite — ulex·ite …   English syllables

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