sericite

noun ser·i·cite \ˈserəˌsīt\

Definition of sericite

plural

-s

  1. :  a scaly variety of muscovite having a silky luster and occurring in various metamorphic rocks

sericitic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sericite

German sericit, from Latin sericus silken + German -it -ite — more at sericeous


First Known Use: 1853


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