sylvite
also sylvine noun Etymology: alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name of Jacques Dubois died 1555 French physician Date: 1868 a mineral that is a natural potassium chloride and occurs in colorless cubes or crystalline masses

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  • sylvite — ● sylvite nom féminin (latin sal Sylvii, sel de Sylvius) Chlorure naturel de potassium, cubique, de formule KCl, utilisé comme minerai de potasse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sylvite — [sil′vīt΄] n. [earlier sylvine < Fr < ModL sal digestivus sylvii, lit., digestive salt of Sylvius (after Franz de la Boë Sylvius, 1614 72, physician at Leyden)] a white or colorless mineral, KCl, that is the chief ore of the potassium used… …   English World dictionary

  • Sylvite — Infobox mineral name = Sylvite category = Halide Mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = Sylvite formula = KCl molweight = 74.55 gm color = Colorless, Grey, White... habit = Massive to crystaline system = Isometric Hexoctahedral… …   Wikipedia

  • Sylvite — Sylvine (minéral) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sylvine. Sylvite Catégorie IV : halogénures …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sylvite — Sylvine Syl vine, Sylvite Syl vite, n. [So called from NL. sal digestivus sylvii potassium chloride.] (Min.) Native potassium chloride. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sylvite — /sil vuyt/, n. a common mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, colorless to milky white or red, occurring in crystals, usually cubes, and masses with cubic cleavage, bitter in taste: the most important source of potassium. Also, sylvin, sylvine /sil… …   Universalium

  • sylvite — noun A saline evaporite, consisting of potassium chloride KCl, also found in fumaroles …   Wiktionary

  • sylvite — (entrée créée par le supplément) (sil vi t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Chlorure de potassium, incolore ou rouge …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sylvite — syl·vite …   English syllables

  • sylvite — syl•vite [[t]ˈsɪl vaɪt[/t]] n. mir a transparent mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, mined for its potassium content • Etymology: 1965–70; < NL (sal digestīvus) Sylvi(ī) digestive salt of Sylvius (L name of François de la Boë (1614–72), French… …   From formal English to slang

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