Microlite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Microlite (Min) A minute inclosed crystal, often observed when minerals or rocks are examined in thin sections under the microscope.
    • Microlite A rare mineral of resinous luster and high specific gravity. It is a tantalate of calcium, and occurs in octahedral crystals usually very minute.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n microlite A mineral related to pyrochlore, occurring in regular octahedrons having a brownish color and a resinous luster. It is essentially a niobate of calcium. It was first found at Chesterfield in Massachusetts, in minute crystals (whence the name), later in Virginia in larger crystals sometimes weighing several pounds.
    • n microlite Same as microlith: an incorrect use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Microlite mī′krō-līt a mineral related to pyrochlore
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Micro-, + -lite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mikros, small, lithos, a stone.

Usage


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Quantification of Microliter Volumes of DNA.
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This pump offers the flexibility of syringes ranging in size from 0.5 microliter to 10 milliliter.
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