Aphrite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aphrite (Min) See under Calcite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aphrite A subvariety of calcium carbonate or calcite, popularly known as foam, earth-foam, or foam-spar, occurring in small masses, solid, or tender and friable. It is composed of lamellæ or scales of a pearly luster, and has varieties which shade insensibly into argentine.
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