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mica

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mica

noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

: a mineral that separates easily into thin sheets

Full Definition of MICA

:  any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves
mi·ca·ceous \mī-ˈkā-shəs\ adjective

Origin of MICA

New Latin, from Latin, grain, crumb; perhaps akin to Greek mikros small
First Known Use: 1777

mica

noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICA

:  any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves
mi·ca·ceous \mī-ˈkā-shəs\ adjective

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