apophyllite

apophyllite
noun Etymology: French, from apo- + Greek phyllon leaf — more at blade Date: 1810 a mineral composed of a hydrous silicate of potassium, calcium, and fluorine that is related to the zeolites and is usually found in transparent square prisms or white or grayish masses

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  • Apophyllite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] apophyllite, Rio grande do sul, Brésil (28x14cm) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • APOPHYLLITE — L’apophyllite est un phyllosilicate. Cristallisant dans le système quadratique, ses cristaux se présentent sous la forme de prismes carrés, courts, tronqués, avec clivage basal à éclat nacré. C’est un minéral de couleur blanc, rose, jaune pâle ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Apophyllite — A*poph yl*lite, n. [Pref. apo + Gr. ? leaf; so called from its foliated structure or easy cleavage.] (Min.) A mineral relating to the zeolites, usually occurring in square prisms or octahedrons with pearly luster on the cleavage surface. It is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apophyllite — [ə päf′ə līt΄] n. [< APO + Gr phyllon, a leaf + ITE1: so named from its flaking off under the blowpipe] a semihard, hydrous, tetragonal mineral, KCa4Si8O20 (F,OH)·8H2O, usually found as variously colored crystals or flat, sheetlike plates …   English World dictionary

  • Apophyllite — Infobox mineral name = Apophyllite category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = formula = (K,Na)Ca4Si8 O20(F,OH) • 8H2O molweight = color = Usually white, colorless; also blue, green, brown, yellow, pink, violet habit = prismatic, tabular,… …   Wikipedia

  • apophyllite — /euh pof euh luyt , ap euh fil uyt/, n. a hydrous potassium and calcium silicate mineral occurring in white crystals. [1800 10; APO + PHYLL + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       potassium calcium fluoride silicate mineral that is related structurally to… …   Universalium

  • apophyllite — apofilitas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KCa₄[(OH,F)|(Si₄O₁₀)₂]·8H₂O atitikmenys: angl. apophyllite rus. апофиллит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • apophyllite — noun Any of several forms of a pale pink or green mineral being a mixed fluoride and silicate of potassium and calcium …   Wiktionary

  • apophyllite — ap·o·phyl·lite …   English syllables

  • apophyllite — a•poph•yl•lite [[t]əˈpɒf əˌlaɪt, ˌæp əˈfɪl aɪt[/t]] n. mir a hydrous potassium and calcium silicate mineral occurring in transparent crystals • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

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