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mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Simple Definition of mica

  • : a mineral that separates easily into thin sheets

Full Definition of mica

  1. :  any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

mi·ca·ceous play \mī-ˈkā-shəs\ adjective

Origin of mica

New Latin, from Latin, grain, crumb; perhaps akin to Greek mikros small


First Known Use: 1777


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mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Medical Definition of mica

  1. :  any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

  2. mi·ca·ceous \mī-ˈkā-shəs\play adjective




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