Triphylite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Triphylite (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n triphylite Same as triphyline.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. tri-, + Gr. a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three phosphates