lepidolite
noun Etymology: German Lepidolith, from lepid- + -lith Date: circa 1796 a variable form of mica used especially in glazes and enamels and as a source of lithium

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  • Lépidolite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Lépidolite, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lépidolite — [ lepidɔlit ] n. m. VAR. lépidolithe • 1808, 1803; de lépido et lite ( lithe) ♦ Minér. Mica blanc ou rose violacé, qui constitue le principal minerai de lithium. ● lépidolite nom masculin Mica lithinifère qui constitue le principal minerai de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lepidolite — Le*pid o*lite (l[ e]*p[i^]d [ o]*l[imac]t; 277), n. [Gr. lepi s i dos, a scale + lite: cf. F. l[ e]pidolithe.] (Min.) A species of mica, of a lilac or rose violet color, containing lithia. It usually occurs in masses consisting of small scales.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lepidolite — [li pid′ə līt΄, lep′i dō līt΄] n. [ LEPIDO + LITE] mica that contains lithium, commonly occurring in scaly masses of rose, lilac, or gray color …   English World dictionary

  • Lepidolite — Infobox mineral name = Lepidolite category = Silicate mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = Crystal of lepidolite, Brazil formula = KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2 molweight = color = Pink, purple, rose red, violet gray,yellowish, white …   Wikipedia

  • lepidolite — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lepidolite — /li pid l uyt , lep i dl /, n. a mineral of the mica group, potassium lithium aluminum silicate, commonly occurring in lilac, rose colored, or whitish scaly masses: an ore of lithium. [1790 1800; LEPIDO + LITE] * * * ▪ mineral also called  lithia …   Universalium

  • lepidolite — lepidolitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė K(Li,Al)₂[(Si,Al)₄O₁₀](F,OH)₂ atitikmenys: angl. lepidolite rus. лепидолит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lepidolite — noun A pale lilac mica mineral that is a mixed basic fluoride and aluminosilicate of potassium, lithium and aluminium …   Wiktionary

  • lepidolite — le·pi·do·lì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale monoclino del gruppo delle miche, che si presenta in masse scagliose o fogliacee di colore bianco, roseo o viola pallido e cristallizza nel sistema monoclino {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1819. ETIMO: comp. di… …   Dizionario italiano

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