kaliophilite

noun

kali·​oph·​i·​lite
ˌkalēˈäfəˌlīt,
ˌkāl-
plural -s
: a colorless mineral KAlSiO4 of volcanic origin consisting of potassium aluminum silicate that occurs in acicular crystals or fine threads (hardness 6, specific gravity 2.5–2.6)

Word History

Etymology

German kaliophilit, from kalio- (from New Latin kalium) + -phil -phile + -it -ite

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“Kaliophilite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaliophilite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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