Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lapis Lazuli

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6778

\lap-әs-la-zә-lē, -la-zhә-\ n [ME, fr. ML, fr. L lapis + ML lazuli, general of lazuhum lapis lazuli, fr. Arabic lāzaward] (15c) A rich blue semiprecious stone; either used decoratively or ground and powdered for use as an ultramarine pigment. (Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology: Pigments-powders. Wiley, New York, 1996)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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