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)

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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