nTriphylite(Min) A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron, manganese, and lithia.☞ A salmon-colored or clove-brown variety containing but little iron is known as lithiophilite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ntriphyliteSame as triphyline.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. tri-, + Gr. a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three phosphates