mica

noun mi·ca \ ˈmī-kə \

Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

micaceous

play \mī-ˈkā-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mica

New Latin, from Latin, grain, crumb; perhaps akin to Greek mikros small


MICA Defined for English Language Learners

mica

noun

Definition of mica for English Language Learners

  • : a mineral that separates easily into thin sheets


MICA Defined for Kids

mica

noun mi·ca \ ˈmī-kə \

Definition of mica for Students

: a mineral that easily breaks into very thin transparent sheets

Medical Dictionary

mica

noun mi·ca \ ˈmī-kə \

medical Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

micaceous

play \mī-ˈkā-shəs\ adjective

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