mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Definition of mica

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

micaceous

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Origin and Etymology of mica

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


First Known Use: 1777


MICA Defined for English Language Learners

mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Definition of mica for English Language Learners

  • : a mineral that separates easily into thin sheets


MICA Defined for Kids

mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Definition of mica for Students

  1. :  a mineral that easily breaks into very thin transparent sheets


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mica

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noun mi·ca \ˈmī-kə\

Medical Definition of mica

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

micaceous

\mī-ˈkā-shəs\play adjective

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