/al"euh fayn'/, n.
a clay mineral, an amorphous hydrous silicate of aluminum, occurring in blue, green, or yellow, resinous to earthy masses.
[1835-45; < Gk allophanés, equiv. to allo- ALLO- + phan- (s. of phaínesthai to appear) + -es adj. suffix]

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