microlite

noun
mi·​cro·​lite | \ˈmīkrəˌlīt\
plural -s

Definition of microlite 

1 : a mineral (Na,Ca)2Ta2O6(O,OH,F) that consists of an oxide of sodium, calcium, and tantalum with small amounts of fluorine and hydroxyl and that is isomorphous with pyrochlore

2 [ German mikrolith, from mikr- micr- + -lith -lite ] : a minute crystal that is visible only under the microscope and usually affects polarized light : microcrystal

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microlitic \¦⸗⸗¦litik \ adjective

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micr- + -lite

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