adjective see illite

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  • illitic — il·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • illitic — adjective see illite …   Useful english dictionary

  • illite — illitic /i lit ik/, adj. /il uyt/, n. any of a group of clay minerals, hydrous potassium aluminosilicates, characterized by a three layer micalike structure and a gray, light green, or yellowish brown color. [1937; ILL(INOIS) + ITE1] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Pottery of ancient Greece — Bilingual amphora by the Andokides Painter, ca. 520 BC (Munich) As the result of its relative durability, pottery is a large part of the archaeological record of Ancient Greece, and because there is so much of it (some 100,000 vases are recorded… …   Wikipedia

  • illite — noun Etymology: Illinois, state of United States + 1 ite Date: 1937 any of a group of clay minerals having essentially the crystal structure of muscovite • illitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bentonite — is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate generally impure clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite. There are a few types of bentonites and their names depend on the dominant elements, such as K, Na, Ca, and Al. As noted in several places in the …   Wikipedia

  • glauconite — glauconitic /glaw keuh nit ik/, adj. /glaw keuh nuyt /, n. a greenish micaceous mineral consisting essentially of a hydrous silicate of potassium, aluminum, and iron and occurring in greensand, clays, etc. [1830 40; < Gk glaukón, neut. of glaukós …   Universalium

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