/ˈkɜnaɪt/ (say 'kernuyt)

a mineral, hydrated sodium borate, (Na2B4O7.4H2O), occurring in transparent colourless crystals.
{named after Kern County, in California, US + -ite1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kernite — Catégorie VI : borates[1] Kernite Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kernite — Kernite, also known as rasorite is a hydrated sodium borate hydroxide mineral with formula Na2B4O6(OH)2·3H2O. It is a colorless to white mineral crystallizing in the monoclinic crystal system typically occurring as prismatic to acicular crystals… …   Wikipedia

  • kernite — ☆ kernite [kʉr′nīt΄ ] n. [after Kern County, California, where mined + ITE1] a colorless, soft, monoclinic mineral, hydrous sodium borate, Na2B4O7·4H2O, that is an important ore of boron …   English World dictionary

  • kernite — /kerr nuyt/, n. a mineral, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·4H2O, occurring in transparent colorless crystals: the principal source of boron compounds in the U.S. [1925 30; named after Kern County, California; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral also called …   Universalium

  • kernite — noun Etymology: Kern Co., Calif. Date: 1927 a colorless to white mineral that consists of a hydrous borate of sodium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kernite — noun A hydrated borate mineral, NaBO(OH), originally discovered in the Mojave Desert …   Wiktionary

  • kernite — ker·nì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale, di colore bianco, costituito da borato di sodio idrato, che cristallizza nel sistema monoclino, da cui si ricava il boro {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1957. ETIMO: der. di Kern, nome di una contea della California …   Dizionario italiano

  • kernite — kern·ite …   English syllables

  • kernite — kern•ite [[t]ˈkɜr naɪt[/t]] n. mir a mineral, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7∙4H2O, occurring in colorless crystals: the principal source of boron • Etymology: 1925–30; after Kern County, Calif.; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • kernite — noun a light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form; an important source of boron • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑boron, ↑B, ↑atomic number 5 …   Useful english dictionary

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