Cerolite Cer"o*lite, n. [Gr. khro`s wax + -lite.] (Min.) A hydrous silicate of magnesium, allied to serpentine, occurring in waxlike masses of a yellow or greenish color. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cerolite — cero·lite …   English syllables

  • cerolite — ˈsirəˌlīt, ˈser noun ( s) Etymology: German kerolith, from ker cer + lith lite : a hydrous magnesium silicate like serpentine occurring in yellow or greenish waxlike masses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kerolite — Ker o*lite, n. (Min.) Same as {Cerolite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kerolite — or Cerolite is a metamorphic nickel bearing phyllosilicate mineral similar to talc and serpentine. It has the formula: (Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2·H2O. It is often considered as a talc variety and its official mineral status is uncertain. References… …   Wikipedia

  • κερόλιθος — ο (ορυκτ.) ποικιλία τού ορυκτού σερπεντίνης. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. cerolite < cero (πρβλ. κηρός) + lite αντί τού ορθτ. * lith[e] (πρβλ. λίθος)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • cereolite — Min. obs. var. of cerolite. Allan Min. Nomen. 10. Shepard Min. 120 …   Useful english dictionary

  • limbachite — Min. (ˈlɪmbəxaɪt) [Named by A. Frenzel, 1873, from Limbach in Saxony, its locality: see ite.] ‘A hydrous silicate of aluminum and magnesium, resembling cerolite’ (A. H. Chester Dict. Min. 1896). Dana Man. Min. & Lithol. 309 …   Useful english dictionary

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