Staurolitic
Staurolitic Stau`ro*lit"ic (-l[i^]t"[i^]k), a. (Min.) Of or pertaining to staurolite; resembling or containing staurolite. [1913 Webster]

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  • staurolitic — adjective see staurolite * * * staurolitic / litˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑staurolite …   Useful english dictionary

  • staurolitic — adjective see staurolite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staurolitic — See staurolite. * * * …   Universalium

  • staurolitic — stau·ro·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • staurolite — staurolitic /stawr euh lit ik/, adj. /stawr euh luyt /, n. a mineral, basic iron aluminum silicate, Fe2Al2O7(SiO4)4(OH), occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which are often twinned in the form of a cross. [1790 1800; < Gk stauró(s) a… …   Universalium

  • staurolite — noun Etymology: French, from Greek stauros cross + French lite more at steer Date: circa 1815 a mineral consisting of a basic silicate of iron and aluminum in prismatic orthorhombic crystals often twinned so as to resemble a cross • staurolitic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staurolite — /ˈstɔrəlaɪt/ (say stawruhluyt) noun a mineral, basic iron aluminium silicate, HFeAl5Si2O13, occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which are often twinned in the form of a cross. {French, from Greek stauro(s) cross + lite lite}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • staurolite — [stôr′ə līt΄] n. [Fr < Gr stauros, a cross, post < IE * steu > ON staurr, post (see STORE) + lite, LITE] a dark colored mineral, (Fe,Mg) 2Al9Si4O23 (OH), a silicate of iron and aluminum: the crystals are often found twinned in the form… …   English World dictionary

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