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Anthophyllite definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANTHOPH'YLLITE, n. [Gr. a flower, and a leaf.]
A mineral in masses composed of interlaced plates, or crystallized in reed-shaped crystals, which appear to be four sided prisms longitudinally streaked. The color is between dark yellowish gray and olive brown; the luster shining and pearly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German Anthophyllit, from New Latin anthophyllum, from Greek anthos + phyllon leaf more at blade Date: circa 1828 an orthorhombic mineral of the amphibole group that is essentially a silicate of magnesium and iron and is usually lamellar or fibrous and when fibrous is one of the less common forms of asbestos

Britannica Concise

Amphibole mineral, a magnesium and iron silicate that occurs in altered rocks, such as the crystalline schists of Kongsberg, Norway; S Greenland, and Pennsylvania. Anthophyllite is commonly produced by regional metamorphism of ultrabasic rocks (see acid and basic rocks).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anthophyllite An*thoph"yl*lite, n. [NL. anthophyllum clove.] A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color. -- An`tho*phyl*lit"ic, a.



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