anhydrite definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, white, grey, blue, or lilac mineral of anhydrous calcium sulfate, CaSO4, occurring as levels in gypsum build up.
    • A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum).
    • A mineral of a white or a somewhat bluish shade, typically huge. It's anhydrous sulphate of lime, and is different from gypsum in perhaps not containing liquid (whence title).
    • Anhydrous sulphate of calcium.

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