kaliophilite

noun
kali·​oph·​i·​lite | \ ˌkalēˈäfəˌlīt, ˌkāl- \
plural -s

Definition of kaliophilite

: 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)

History and Etymology for kaliophilite

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 4 Oct. 2022.

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