Microlite Mi"cro*lite, n. [Micro- + -lite.] (Min.) [1913 Webster] 1. A rare mineral of resinous luster and high specific gravity. It is a tantalate of calcium, and occurs in octahedral crystals usually very minute. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A minute inclosed crystal, often observed when minerals or rocks are examined in thin sections under the microscope. [1913 Webster]

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