pyrophyllite


pyrophyllite
noun
a white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)
Hypernyms: ↑mineral

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\\ˌpīrōˈfiˌlīt, pīˈräfəˌl-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: German pyrophyllit, from pyr- + phyll- + -it -ite
: a mineral AlSi2O5(OH) that is a usually white or greenish hydrous aluminum silicate, resembles talc, and occurs in a foliated form or in compact masses — compare agalmatolite

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/puy'reuh fil"uyt, puy rof"euh luyt'/, n.
Mineral. a phyllosilicate, AlSi2O5(OH), usually having a white or greenish color, and occurring in either foliated or compact masses, the latter variety being used like soapstone.
[1820-30; < G Pyrophyllit; so called because it exfoliates when heated. See PYRO-, -PHYLL, -ITE1]

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pyrophyllite /-filˈīt/ noun
(Gr phyllon leaf) a clay mineral that separates into layers on heating with a blowpipe
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Main Entry:pyro-

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pyrophyllite to pyrosilver:
see pyro-.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • PYROPHYLLITE — Très semblable au talc, la pyrophyllite est un phyllosilicate d’alumine, de formule chimique: Al2(Si410)(OH)2, ou Al23, 4 Si2, H2O. Elle possède une certaine aptitude à se débiter en feuillets, d’où l’origine de son nom (de deux mots grecs: pyros …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pyrophyllite — is a phyllosilicate mineral species belonging to the clay family and composed of aluminium silicate hydroxide: AlSi2O5OH. It occurs in two more or less distinct varieties, namely, as crystalline folia and as compact masses; distinct crystals are… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrophyllite — Py*roph yl*lite, n. [Pyro + Gr. ? leaf.] (Min.) A mineral, usually of a white or greenish color and pearly luster, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of alumina. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrophyllite — [pī΄rə fil′īt΄] n. [Ger pyrophyllit: see PYRO & PHYLL(O) & ITE1] a very soft, greasy, monoclinic mineral, AlSi2O5 (OH), that is similar to talc in structure, used as a lubricant and in making rubber, soap, etc.; hydrous aluminum silicate …   English World dictionary

  • pyrophyllite — /puy reuh fil uyt, puy rof euh luyt /, n. Mineral. a phyllosilicate, AlSi2O5(OH), usually having a white or greenish color, and occurring in either foliated or compact masses, the latter variety being used like soapstone. [1820 30; < G… …   Universalium

  • Pyrophyllite — Ressemblant au talc, la pyrophyllite est un phyllosilicate d alumine. Sa formule chimique est la suivante : Al2(Si4O10)(OH)2, ou Al2O3, 4 SiO2, H2O. Elle possède une certaine aptitude à être en feuillets. L origine de son nom se décompose de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pyrophyllite — pirofilitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Al₂[(OH)₂|Si₄O₁₀] atitikmenys: angl. pyrophyllite rus. пирофиллит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pyrophyllite — noun Etymology: German Pyrophyllit, from Greek pyr + phyllon leaf more at blade Date: 1830 a soft usually white or greenish mineral that is a hydrous aluminum silicate, resembles talc, occurs in a foliated form or in compact masses, and is used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyrophyllite — noun A soft, pale aluminosilicate mineral, somewhat resembling talc …   Wiktionary

  • pyrophyllite — (pi ro fil li t ) s. f. Silicate d alumine et de magnésie qui s exfolie sous l action du feu. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pyro..., et, feuille …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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