cryophyllite

noun
cry·o·phyl·lite | \ ˌkrīōˈfiˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of cryophyllite 

: a lithium mica related to zinnwaldite

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First Known Use of cryophyllite

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryophyllite

cryo- + Greek phyllon leaf + English -ite

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