Main definitions of allophanic in English

: allophanic1allophanic2

allophanic1

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of or derived from this acid.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Byzantine Greek ἀλλοϕανής appearing otherwise (from ancient Greek ἀλλο- + -ϕανής) + -ic, originally (in allophanic acid) after German Allophansäure.

Pronunciation

allophanic

/aləˈfanɪk/

Main definitions of allophanic in English

: allophanic1allophanic2

allophanic2

adjective

Soil Science
  • Of the nature of or containing the clay mineral allophane; especially designating soils dominated by allophane and related minerals, typically occurring on substrates of volcanic ash and weathered volcanic rocks.

Origin

Early 20th century. From allophane + -ic.

Pronunciation

allophanic

/aləˈfanɪk/