biotite

noun
bi·​o·​tite | \ ˈbī-ə-ˌtīt How to pronounce biotite (audio) \

Definition of biotite

: a generally black or dark green form of mica that is a constituent of crystalline rocks and consists of a silicate of iron, magnesium, potassium, and aluminum

Other Words from biotite

biotitic \ ˌbī-​ə-​ˈti-​tik How to pronounce biotite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of biotite

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biotite

German Biotit, from Jean B. Biot †1862 French mathematician

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“Biotite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotite. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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