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phlogopite

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noun phlog·o·pite \ˈflä-gə-ˌpīt\

Definition of phlogopite

  1. :  a usually brown to red form of mica



Origin of phlogopite

German Phlogopit, from Greek phlogōpos fiery-looking, from phlog-, phlox + ōps face — more at eye


First Known Use: 1850


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