microlite

noun mi·cro·lite \ˈmīkrəˌlīt\

Definition of microlite

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 [German mikrolith, from mikr- micr- + -lith -lite] :  a minute crystal that is visible only under the microscope and usually affects polarized light :  microcrystal

microlitic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of microlite

micr- + -lite


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